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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Wiluan fully embraces the genre's numerous tropes and uses them to his advantage, subverting expectations when appropriate while still delivering the type of shoot-em-up action that audiences will expect.
Buffalo Boys ends up somewhat awkwardly caught between mainstream glorifications of violence and more restrained cultural norms emphasizing respect and harmony. This inherent creative conflict however remains mostly obscured by the action-oriented plot...
Bookended by the more fun elements of genre... the film's middle section simmers with nostalgia and justified anger, building to a climax that, despite falling back on convention, renews traditional Western imagery with a meaning it rarely sees.
Buffalo Boys is not without its clumsiness.... But the talent behind it is obvious, from its Indonesian and Singaporean producers down to the character players fighting for women's rights while riding water buffaloes and firing shotguns.