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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Hoffman may be a surprise standout, a snarky class clown who becomes a voice for his fellow defendants and the war-weary nation during his closing courtroom remarks. But it's a fantastic cast in general...
Though it doesn't quite rank as being among the most compelling of legal dramas the film nonetheless delivers a battery of punchy courtroom pyrotechnics and a cache of premium performances from an extraordinary ensemble cast.
This is top-tier storytelling, and [Aaron] Sorkin presents the narrative with thrilling court-room drama, maddening realism and moments of levity that keep the film steadily paced and engaging throughout.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a name you're going to be hearing about the deeper we go into awards season. As is often said, this isn't a perfect movie. However, the film strikes a powerful note in our contemporary climate.