The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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This show stars the greatest ensemble of trans actors yet gathered, playing trans roles, and it is groundbreaking, inspirational and clearly very important. Although it is also, I'm afraid, sort of hammy bollocks too.
Pose is aspirational and celebratory -- and in pursuit of that, a little anachronistic, importing to the New York of 30 years ago all the trans commitment of today. Never mind. This is, after all a study in the lives of the saints, set to disco.
Sit back and enjoy Pose for its unique combination of style and substance. It is a show with important things to say, but within a narrative driven by grand emotions, great music and the joy of finding oneself in the things we love.
It's the opposite of what we're used to - majority straight and/or white casts with tokenized characters occasionally thrown in - and it's part of what makes Pose, as many reviews pointed out, "remarkable" or "revolutionary."