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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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Becoming entangled in this crazy spider's web of a conspiracy is more interesting than living a boring existence. Sam makes the most out of nothing. Under the Silver Lake is a spellbinding enigma of a film that is equally stimulating as it is mystifying.
Visually enthralling, it shamelessly embraces the tinselly dazzle of its setting. Yet it's no empty creation, achieving unlikely moments of poignancy when the absurdity somehow seems to make all the sense in the world.
"Under the Silver Lake," something of a personal odyssey-cum-mystery, moves in skitters and tics containing a flood of cinematic homage. And while not all of it sticks, it does add spice to the layer cake as it gets thicker and more pungent.
It is very likely that because of that sharp portrait of a generation with very strong existential contradictions the movie presents through Sam's character... it may become a cult film. [Full Review in Spanish]
I'm prepared to give Mitchell the benefit of the doubt. His film looks great, and even though it lacks the discipline that might have made it a classic of its kind, it's well worth travelling down these mean cinematic streets.
Mitchell seems to question Hitchcock and his characters, but he also emphasizes the genius of Hitchcock's style, and gives us a film that is saturated and excessive, but also contemporary and ambitious. [Full Review in Spanish]