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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David Lynch's sense of humor has become slightly more acerbic -- his sense of whimsy has only increased over the years -- so What Did Jack Do? plays partly like a silly prank on Netflix subscribers. This is a great thing.
It is comedy. It is drama. It is most definitely noir, rich with delicious Lynchisms, from the squashed-flat line readings to the weird Vaudevillian flourishes to THE COFFEE. But Jack's greatest Lynchian allure is its musty atmosphere.
Lynch manages to create something singular to his own world. And as ever, it feels to the viewer that we have only been gifted a fragment of a larger, unseen text where everything, one day, might fall into place and make sense.