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.
Lifetime churns out a lot of movies, and many of them exhibit an assembly-line superficiality, but this tale of a teenager's long struggle to overcome a slut-shaming incident is delicately told and acted.
To the degree that Story of a Girl challenges conventional expectations rather than reinforcing them, this restraint admirably serves the purpose of foregrounding the characters rather than sensationalizing the central premise.