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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Stand up and cheer for Trumbo! Under Jay Roach's direction with an Oscar-worthy script from John McNamara...Trumbo celebrates the 1st Amendment and the conviction of one man, with dignity, integrity, courage, bravery and intelligence.
It overextends itself by trying to say something profound about personal integrity, privacy, and politics, but even that toxic ambition is so characteristically Hollywood that it's hard to be disappointed.
Movie and history buffs will be immersed in this pointed and reference-filled exploration of one of the most infamous chapters in Hollywood and American history, while Cranston fans will be delighted to see the actor's immense talents translate so well
A compelling portrait of an intelligent man's fight during a time when irrational fear had this country in its grip. Helen Mirren, as Hedda Hopper, personifies all of the discrimination and petty ignorance that fueled it.
This all sounds rather grim and ever-so slightly worthy stuff, but Cranston's performance brings it properly to life, capturing not just the charisma of the man and his love of words but also his extraordinary lifestyle.
Trumbo took full advantage of his wit and the power of language to not only garner fame and glory, but to also highlight the absurdity, injustice and utter un-American behavior of those behind the blacklisting.