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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
There may be an audience of people who are satisfied with The Upside, and find the story of a paralyzed man discovering beauty in the small things in life both original and inspirational, but I'm not one of them.
The tropes are all the more recognisable within an industry dominated by endless feel-good look-glossy comedies, further flattening the singularity of what made Intouchables so special in the first place.
While Hart and Cranston produce a few sincere moments, Hartmere's script fails to build a strong enough emotional tie between the two to make audiences believe their friendship means much to either of them.