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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Dull, dull, super dull spy thriller for kids. There's no real danger or tension in this film. Could've been a cool film but it was executed just so poorly. River Phoenix though is still top of the class.
Probably my favorite River Phoenix. He plays a youth whos life is destroyed when he finds out his parents are Russian sleeper agents.Poitier gives a solid performance as an F.B.I. agent with an ax to grind!
usually not a fan of sidney poitier but was here and it's the first time i've really seen river phoenix in anything, and it's a shame he's dead coz he seemed like a good young actor, almost a bit ballsy like edward furlong the first time i saw him in terminator 2
The plot line is slightly unbelievable, however, it is still interesting and there are a few surprises along the way. Slightly confusing at times, however Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix deliver good performances. Not bad, but a little disappointing.
Saw this on TV. It's reasonably entertaining-ish until the end quarter when it just gets boring. River Phoenix is very watchable though, I thought he was great but then I always did think he was wonderful.
well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a strange movie 2 watch but its ok 2 watch....i think that sidney poitier n river phoenix both play good parts throughout this movie,,,its a good action/adventure/mystery/suspense movie 2 watch because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie...i think that river phoenix was good as nikita throughout this movie...i think that the fight scenes/the gun shoot outs throughout this movie its a good movie 2 watch because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie n its a enjoyable movie 2 watch as well
Wasn't particularly fond of this movie, as i found it slightly un-interesting and difficult to follow. During the middle it began to get good, but towards the end i thought it became un-believable. Sidney Poiter is brillaint, and River Phoenix was too considering the un-interesting character he was given. A bit of a dissapointing watch really.