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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We admire the script's attempt to make the character arc about something more than just basketball, but the heavy dramatic elements occasionally feel cliche. ... By the time we get to the final act, you might even miss the basketball.
Compared to some of his recent work, Affleck's acting here feels effortlessly restrained and, for obvious reasons, deeply personal. Too bad the movie itself, filled with familiar beats, can't live up to Affleck's passionate delivery. [C+]
It's neither happily hokey tear-jerking sports movie nor low-to-the-ground, unforgiving indie about an alcoholic. It's stuck in some awkward space between those tropes: not roundly poignant and not unflinching enough.