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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People got up and danced in church. They could not help themselves. That's the power she has. In the movie, I think it was James Cleveland who said that Aretha can sing anything. There is no doubt about that.
The work as it stands now has considerable merit as a document recorded during a watershed period of the American civil rights movement. As a concert film, it's elevated by Franklin's powerhouse three-octave range and soulful phrasing.
Amazing Grace is not a film you watch at home. You need to see this in a theater with commanding sound, a clear image on screen, and with an audience that isn't afraid to applaud and maybe shout out an "Amen" a time or twenty.
Soaring through each song, the raw, unrestrained power of her vocal performance creates a magnetism that is rare in the entertainment industry, and offers an experience that only comes once in a while.