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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Despite the two-dimensionality of the characters, the story has some strong moments. It's not consistently tense, the way the first two entries were...but it does have a few decent, suspenseful scenes, enough to...make you care about the outcome.
It was a shame to see the hype-to-backlash cycle boiled down to just a few short hours on a Super Bowl Sunday. The marketing was ingenious, but the film itself could not live up to the 'event'. A let down for fans of the first two films.
Throw the most exciting sci-fi films of the last decade into a blender and you'd end up with something like The Cloverfield Paradox: a thrilling, mind-bending, ramshackle sci-fi that's very easy to admire, and maybe even love.