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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Bedlam provides valuable context about how prisons have largely replaced asylums as facilities to care for people with mental illnesses. But the film's real strength is in Rosenberg's connection with his subjects.
Bedlam isn't shy about how many errors we've made or how much work it will take to correct our course, but thanks to Rosenberg's care in crafting this documentary, you'll leave feeling more resolved for change than bogged down by defeat.
By turns harrowing and heartwarming, director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg's documentary "Bedlam" exposes deep flaws in the way America handles the mentally ill - mixing history, anecdote and personal survival story.