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.
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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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James and Alyssa could easily come across as extremely irritating and to some, the mannered performances might be off-putting, but Lawther and Barden are so engaging that their dysfunctional love story carries a surprising amount of emotional weight.
The End of the F***ing World is a wonderfully executed dark comedy featuring dynamic performances from Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden. It's great to see Netflix importing more terrific series from across the pond.
The title tells us pretty clearly that this show won't have a happy ending. But even in its tragic moments, there are still glimmers of loveliness in The End of the F***ing World. You just have to be patient, and watch closely, to fully see them.
But as the story proceeds, James and Alyssa warm to each other and we warm to them - they become people with emotions we can recognize, rather than the heartless adolescents they like to impersonate when they're among adults.