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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It's clear that this tale of civic corruption wanted to be the East's Chinatown. With its jazzy score, city conspiracies and the uncertainty of the femme fetale's father, the only thing that's missing is the actual grit.
All of these changes come off as deeply cynical and seemingly designed to manipulate, feign significance and deflect criticism from his glossy, Lifetime noir which is so aesthetically garish it frequently borders on parody.
To anyone yearning to revisit the old noir days of fedoras and dames, Motherless Brooklyn will be a fun little throwback. However, the accumulation of missteps in its execution are far too many for me.