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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"Doctor Sleep" can be overwrought at times, and you feel the length in certain spots, but overall it's an effective, engrossing horror film that adds new texture, depth, and wrinkles to something you already love.
Mike Flanagan's cinematic adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep is visually-striking and beautifully made, but an insubstantial narrative stretched out to three hours sadly make it a film that fades from memory pretty quickly.
This one might leave you a bit more energized and hopeful than the Kubrick film. Kubrick had no problem showing us what happens when the Shine goes out. Flanagan seeks to do the opposite: Maybe, the film argues, we'll all Shine on.
Even if Flannagan is talented enough to master the dolley shots, zoom-outs and set designs, what's impossible to mime is [The Shining's] larger-than-life atmosphere, the overwhelming feeling that comes from great storytelling.