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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Better than good movie, enjoyable, but far from great. Ben Affleck was perfect for this role, as he plays a grown autistic man with Asperger syndrome, of course, on steroids beating up or killing everyone in sight. The supporting cast is equally good: Kendrick, Simmons, Lithgow, and Jon Bernthal -- of Walking Dead fame. Worth seeing.
Jack Reacher left me high and dry. The lead, Tom Cruise, is great in this role, and a strong assist by Cobie Smulders -- but let's face it, she's no Rosamund Pike...as in the first movie. This sequel is full of cool close-up fighting, but falls flat in the end not helped by a weak storyline and inconsequential foes.
Blunt was marvelous showing both depth and width and her acting chops. The movie, however, was "interesting" both dark and depressing. I'd rate it a C+, capturing my interest but couldn't wait for it to be over...in other words...let me off the train so that I could get a stiff drink. I wanted more suspense, and lot more mystery.
I didn't know Butler had it in him -- he was good in this action role. Unfortunately, the script and premise was poor, with cliche lines, weak writing, and low-level special effects. Eckhart was useless in this role, and Freeman was his usual awesome sauce but sparingly used.