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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There are laughs in the movie, and a lot of good feeling, but it seems more interested in its Italian stereotypes than its gay insights, and it must be said there is absolutely no feeling that Angelo and Nino are really lovers.
Unfortunately, although we're meant to root for Angelo, he often comes off as whiny and arrogant, and his attempts at screenwriting are so bad it's impossible to take his dreams of being an artist seriously.
It's quite possible that [Mambo] may have closed the territory for raucous comedies about gay Italians coming of age in North America. For those of us whose ears keep ringing from the din of such movies, it's an errant wish.
If the best comedies make you laugh and the worst make you angry, this is the middling and well-intentioned brand that makes you frustrated -- keenly looking for reasons to laugh but, more often than not, failing to find any.