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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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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A philosophical and existential examination of one man pondering the nature of his faith. Unpretentious and precise, full of stunning images of the Irish coast, this is despondent and optimistic, hopeful and resigned, and most of all satisfying.
In his second collaboration with John Michael McDonagh, Brendan Gleeson gives us the best performance in his entire career as he conveys the expressions of his character in front of a beach. [Full review in Spanish]
The setting and the plot form the basis of an exquisitely-written script that provides great fodder for the exceptional ensemble of characters; many of them bit parts, each of whom however gets their moment to shine.
It's not just its surprisingly seamless shifts from corrosive comedy to deathly drama, and back again. It's the sensitivity and insight with which it deals with the very serious questions its characters confront - and force the audience to face.
Calvary is infused with much the same wild-west-of-Ireland flavour, though this time the base note is a lament for a nation left rudderless having lost faith in economic prosperity and the Catholic church.