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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Brooker has gone far further, flown cleverly higher, than most. No one is ever going to employ the adjectives "delightful" or "charming" about his work, but, at his very best, he's a visionary to equal Ray Bradbury.
Perhaps the new direction appeals to wider audience and is more to the liking of technological optimists, but it also threaten to turn the series into a predictable and irrelevant product. I hope Booker recovers his teeth. [Full Review in Spanish]
The best Black Mirror episodes - of which "USS Callister" is definitely one - identify issues lurking beneath the surface of the real world and extrapolate them into a future where technology has given them form and heft.
Charlie Brooker's somber series has made a name for itself by taking viewers into a digital dystopia again and again, but lately, it seems Black Mirror is finding greater success guiding audiences to a more hopeful place.