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 heightening abuse from the father shows an uncomfortable divide, not in class but in affection, which affects the children's fates. In this lies the most salient message, but it is lost in the mess of overdone, illogical cynicism.
Although the fragmented nature of the screenplay occasionally feels too sketchy for its own good - particularly in the vague way that the families interlink - the D'Innocenzos let the mood do the heavy lifting, stewing us along with the families.
For a tragedy to register as tragic, we typically have to feel some emotional connection to the victim(s), whereas "Bad Tales" lacks a clear point of view, surveying all of its characters with a degree of contempt.