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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
I always have a great time revisiting this. Sly really did a good job in the main role, but I kinda paid more attention to Brian Dennehy the last time and was really impressed by his performance. Sure, he hammed it up at times, but he had some great moments here. Richard Crenna, on the other hand, wasn't very good.
This was a good film, and I could really appreciate the performances, the technique, and the tribute it wants to give to cinema. But that said, I was never overly enthralled by it. Remarkable in a lot of aspects, but it never hit close to me, to elevate it into A-list level.