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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Farhadi unwraps it all without ever passing judgment or looking down on his characters. His eye-level storytelling enables us to understand every key player and grasp their points of view. He then counts on his audience to be the final judge.
[Amir Jadidi's] performance is seamless, pure and utterly compelling. The movie and the performance hearken to the likes of masterpieces of the Italian Neo-realism era, such as Umberto D and Bicycle Thieves.
Farhadi excels in these kinds of stories, where morality appears pure as the sun until suddenly a cloud moves in. A Hero closely examines the question of what drives us to do good. Is it fear of punishment, hope of reward, or -- just because?