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.
All the Hollywood stars in the world cannot make up for a watered-down, squeaky clean and formulaic script and production-and this is the unfortunate reason that the real Trumbo is turning, like a rotisserie chicken, in his grave.
It's a great story... under the direction of Austin Powers and Meet the Parents overseer Jay Roach, the film feels like a two-hour Saturday Night Live sketch without any jokes, all bad impressions... and self-important speechifying.
The end result is a noble-intentioned attempt to pay tribute to the man responsible for writing Spartacus, Roman Holiday, The Brave One, and Papillion, but one that feels all too familiar in the way that it has been put together.