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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Overall, it really was disappointing, but at least it delivered some action, tidbits for the fans and a few suprises. The problem was that by the time they were done, the suprises didn't seem to mean as much as they should.
Under the assured, if sometimes chilly, direction of Brett Ratner, from a script by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn (who also worked on the substandard Fantastic Four), the story here is built on different notions of loss.
Yes, Ratner's music-video attention span and inability to linger on a shot ... blunts the impact of some of [the] big emotional moments. Nonetheless, he liked Singer's films as much as you did, and he hasn't tried to fix what ain't broke.
As usual, character development is dashed off in quick sketches while mutant powers are shown in all the lavish detail that $200 million worth of computers can generate; the thrill may dissipate over time, but it's great fun while it lasts.