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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Garrone's resistance to any semblance of logic or reason on Marcello's part is troubling. When the violence and absurdity reach a fever pitch, the serious elements feel like a farce, stuck at the mercy of a film that just wants to push buttons.
For all the commitment and grit of the performances, the leads are playing archetypes, the bully and the wimp, in an allegory that has everything mapped out by a film maker who cannot relinquish control of his material.
"Dogman" begins as a compelling morality tale about the price of loyalty and personal compromise, but turns out to be a strangely indeterminate - and numbingly familiar - portrait of human nature at its most bestial and self-defeating.