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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This is a film that wants to be more than a mindless action flick and it tries, desperately, but just can't deliver. A pity, although it does prove your first instinct was right: a British thriller starring Jason Statham is all you need to know.
One of these days Statham is going to realize that he needs to change things up a bit or get someone to start choosing better material for him. Until then, it seems he's doomed to be stuck in the rut he's dug for himself.
Hummingbird is relatively good fun and Statham plays Statham in a way that only Statham possibly can - and given there's a worldwide market for that these days, his fans will no doubt be pleased to hear such news.
"Redemption" doesn't have the chutzpah to let loose and be as dumb as it needs to be, so it instead bores the audience comatose with long stretches of sad-face Statham putzing around an apartment to justify the too-brief bursts of giddy bone-breaking.
Redemption nearly works. It's one of those truly frustrating films in that there are numerous scenes & moments that work but Knight can't quite fashion them into a whole that's not a disappointment. But he comes damn close.