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 deep, complicated emotions involved here should be the best way to tell this story and sustain the show - and, in the hands of more thoughtful outlets on cable and streaming services, they would be.
Self-important much? There's an awful lot of big emotion on this show, which is my polite way of saying that it's pretty soapy... But there's a "Lost"-like mystery afoot that drew me in, as the passengers begin to experience similar after-effects.
And yet the ambition on display is admirable. Manifest is brazenly emotional in the This Is Us mold, unafraid to nod at the real toll of missing five years of life... even as it lays the groundwork for a somewhat cracked procedural.