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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The classic interpretation of the stage Dracula who inspired the original Universal film, and yet something original again. Perhaps that is the real skill of any reboot: to re-express the essence of the original while somehow changing its flavour.
Like Sherlock, it's packed with witty dialogue, snazzy special-effects and the kind of jarring rapid-fire editing that creates the desired shock value. As it's a vampire story, there's also an abundance of gore.
Loving, playful, allusive, often hideous, it was a version that could only have been written by those steeped up to the neck in vampiric lore, who spent their childhoods wearing their parents' drapery.
At its best, this new version by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss is a loving tribute to the Hammer Horror kind of Dracula, which keeps the novel's more macabre attractions, adds fresh wit and energy, and only occasionally drags.
It's a bloodstained love letter to a classic, beautifully and delicately scented with just the faintest hint of ham gothic yarns need; a homage to all the great Counts who have gone before, but still entirely its own thing.