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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Ultimately jejune and hokey in spots, 'Messenger' has a lot of heart and passion. It's even soulful in its best quiet moments, but the well-meaning film doesn't possess the skills to transform admirable ambitions into something with lasting resonance.
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Kill the Messenger" is a frustrating movie. It fails both as a brief biopic and as a political thriller. It works somewhat as a sketch character study, but that's not enough to satisfy a movie audience.