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.
I constantly found myself taking momentary vacations from the story to admire the elaborate furnishings, because whatever British ho-humming the characters on screen were doing was losing its grip on me.
For all of Fiennes' impressive attention to detail, it's a flaw that likely could only be overcome by a palpable spark between the picture's two leads. Unfortunately, that's an even bigger problem than the script.
As if deliberately choosing to cast the most milquetoast actor he could find to be 'invisible', Jones is completely unable to register the fierce eroticism and longing that is needed for her character.