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.
Using the 'Great Hunger' as a backdrop for a revenge western is an interesting way to exorcise old ghosts, but the end result drains pathos from the tragedy while muting The Proposition-style genre elements.
The cast in this film is incredible. Hugo Weaving transforms from a reprehensible villain to a heroic champion with grand ease. James Frecheville's seething intensity and mastery of physical acting is a sight to behold.
It is disappointing that neither of the leads is Irish, though Feeney is played effectively by the cold-eyed Australian actor James Frecheville, and Jim Broadbent is wonderfully well-fed as Lord Kilmichael.