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.
While there is more than a moment of bleak humour - in scenes showing that when one is arguing with the armed religious right, the worst thing one can do is win - much of the story plays out as a tense survival story.
A fantastical myth, woven through the propulsive main story, serves as a distraction to the characters in their most distressed moments. Story as lesson. Story as history. Also, story as entertainment. Story as escape.
While it highlights difficulties it also celebrates the power of children, girls, ingenuity and quiet strength. And stories. Not for very young kids, older children and adults will enjoy and appreciate it.