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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
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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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It could be a lot better. It could be a lot stronger as it approaches the finish. But there's something to be said for watching a guy hide in a car trunk and think, "For him, this is probably the best part of his day."
The chase aspect and the beautiful 70s-ish cinematography in Beckett makes the film an enjoyable watch. Washington also successfully delivers an exciting performance as a man on the run, even though you might have to overlook some of the unrealistic flaws
Vikander finds enough intimate chemistry with Washington for Beckett's broken heart to resonate throughout the film, and Krieps' character work is strong even though the screenplay clearly isn't all that interested in her.
Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino knows how to escalate tension and sustains it believably for the first two acts, but lets us down in the third which is repetitive and drawn out. But till then it's a fun, engaging adventure.
Ferdinando Cito Filomarino does a great job of presenting this story as something that could actually happen to any of us. The violence is never stylized. The fights are not perfect choreographies. Beckett is simply having the worst day of his life.
Beckett manages to be a semi-effective thriller, with Washington holding enough attention to get the audience to root for his titular protagonist, but the lack of character development means viewers are never fully invested in his story.