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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A better script could have used that to develop its characters, or, heck, to do anything interesting at all, but instead the movie fills 90 minutes with one-dimensional characters and a meditation on the hopelessness of living.
It's a pulpy slab of exploitation masquerading as an important treatise on the struggles faced by the working class in rural America, thumping us in the face with its shallow viewpoint until we beg for mercy. Or at least the credits.
As an examination of primal aggression and toxic masculinity, this atmospheric drama packs a visceral punch. Yet as a broader glimpse at socioeconomic desperation in the Deep South, it's hardly a knockout.