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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War for the Planet of the Apes is the most ambitious out of the three Apes prequels. Director Matt Reeves (who co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Bomback) has created a bleak saga that is as beautiful as it is dull.
Reeves's story ends up echoing a very old one-essentially, Moses leading his people out of bondage and into freedom-without weaving in any nuance. War for the Planet of the Apes is an epic, to be sure-but an epic slog.
Too gloomy to provide many summer-blockbuster thrills, but too silly to be a serious art-house allegory, the film is best left to completists. It just isn't a very profound or moving film - although it does sometimes ape one.