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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One wishes that director Mimi Leder and screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman took a few more chances in their approach to such an incredibly brave and smart woman whose super power was her cogent ability to state her arguments.
Sadly, On the Basis of Sex is just the latest example of remarkable, tough and historically important people being the subject of unremarkable, soft-as-porridge movies designed to placate the elderly and preach to the converted.
Seamlessly shifts between relationship and courtroom drama, but is perhaps so tightly focused that we don't really learn a lot about the woman herself, just the outdatedness of American legislation, some of which still persists today.
The film manages to become a journey of inspiration around the admirable woman its based on, but is unable to avoid narrative clichés, lacking solvency and vaporizing a conventional plot that evokes the telefilm formula. [Full Review in Spanish]