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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[Gareth Evans] attempts to transcend the action genre, and despite not hitting every mark he's aiming for, the fact he's shooting for something grander shows a filmmaker not settling for the status quo.
Currently, Gareth Evans is not only one of the best directors in the martial arts genre, but he has created a sequel that surpasses its predecessor by a large margin and leaves it as one of the most outstanding in years. [Full review in Spanish]
The narrative is more complex than the original, but this works to the film's detriment; the characters only serve the purpose of human punching bags in fight scenes, and no overarching narrative can make them worth caring about.
The violence is so stylized, so energetic, and so magnificently choreographed that it abstracts into something beyond mere brawling; it's about the joy of performance and the thrill of capturing that performance.
The Raid 2 is to the action genre what The Godfather II became to the mob drama subgenre- pure cinematic perfection and an epic follow-up that manages to surpass its already impressive predecessor in both scope and storytelling.