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.
The world is not so full of beauty that one can wave away Mary's visual majesty, especially now that its hand-drawn style is nearly a thing of the past. But the flaws in its writing are harder to overlook.
While he's rightly seen as carrying the anime torch for the now-retired master, Yonebayashi lacks that certain something-the edge of offbeat experimentation, perhaps-that made Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro international hits.
On its own merits, the film is an enchanting diversion, but director Hiromasa Yonebayashi... spends too much time reminding us of Ghibli's greatest hits instead of attempting to craft his own masterpiece.