Where does Hulu’s Fresh land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Fresh

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Abe Friedtanzer

Banana Meter Rating: 83%

Wow. “Fresh” doesn’t provide the most nuanced written screenplay in the world, but Mimi Cave directs the hell out of it to create a delightfully horrific roller coaster ride of a film.

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Hannah Ringswald

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Fresh is a good time despite never feeling like it commits to its gimmick completely. Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar Jones turn in performances that make it worth the watch!

Steve Kosie

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

An intriguing script along with an interesting performance from Sebastian Stan really help Mimi Cave’s debut pop!

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Sean Blanford

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Mimi Cave’s directorial debut is a fearlessly stylistic look at 21st-century excess that lulls you into a false sense of security and doesn’t let up until after the credits end. The less you know going in, the better.

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Katherine Bush

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

Fresh takes you on a journey so alluring, so terrifying, so curious that you’ll never want it to end.

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Scott Davis

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Fresh is a visceral, funny, stark and timely film about femininity, abuse, dating and more, announcing Mimi Cave/Lauryn Kahn as brave new talents & cementing Daisy Edgar-Jones as a total marvel. Shades of Ducournau, Cronenberg and Aster, this one. Be ready.

Ryan Arnold

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Director Mimi Cave’s Fresh is a wild ride from start to finish. Provocative, gripping, and unsettling. Fresh will not be for everyone. Actor Sebastian Stan is a force unleashed, while actress Daisy Edgar-Jones delivers a cunning performance of her own. Bon appétit.

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Peggy Marie

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Mama Rosa’s meatballs will never look the same to me again after watching this one. As well, I can’t stress enough to go into this one knowing as little as possible, then buckle yourself in as it can get intense. Thanks to Sebastian Stan giving us the charm, and turning it into almost repellant and Daisy Edgar-Jones for being the victim, but never falling into the cliché of the term.

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Nadia Dalimonte

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

While its impact doesn’t feel as clever as perhaps intended, it’s a compelling and exciting feature debut for Mimi Cave. Spirited, committed performances by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan make Fresh engaging to watch.

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Rowan Wood

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

I knew absolutely nothing going in, and that’s the best way to do it. Fresh is extremely well-shot and brilliantly edited, and features incredible central performances from Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan. And that’s all you need to know!

Nick Lapolla

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Though it can be slightly campy at times, there is no denying this movies effectiveness and uncomfortable nature and I was on board every step of the way.

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Matthew Fox

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

The plot here is deeply unsettling. However, the film boasts a couple great performances from Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan that help make it work. The ending is OK, but the build up will give you plenty to think about.

Matthieu Côté

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Sebastian Stan’s demented performance as a psychopath almost saved it for me but it wasn’t enough… A horror/comedy with a commentary that is neither funny, scary or edgy. The tone was off and it felt misguided. It obviously has important things to say about modern dating but it feels like they don’t know how to say them. By the end of it, the whole movie just felt pointless to me.

Maggie Lovitt

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

A meat cute for fans of American Psycho. FRESH is is deliciously sinister and delectably unhinged.

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Manuel São Bento

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

FRESH is an unforgettably shocking debut from Mimi Cave, boasting an insanely good Sebastian Stan and a breakthrough performance from Daisy Edgar Jones. (In)tense, suspenseful narrative with plot developments you aren’t prepared to witness.

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Louisa Moore

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

High octane feminist cinema in a “Promising Young Woman” meets “Raw” sort of way. It’s a shockingly effective debut feature from Mimi Cave, and this is a memorable, stomach-churning, socially-conscious horror film that has something important to say, and says it well.

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Latoya Austin

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Fresh is that innovative cautionary tale of the modern day dating world with an approach that deserves to remain fresh. Darkly humorous as a horrifying thriller and tremendous performances from Daisy Edgar-Joes and Sebastian Stan. It’s truly wild!

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Kat Hughes

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Worth the admission purely to see Stan cut loose from his more famous brooding screen persona, Fresh transitions from simmering romance to boiling carnage and in doing so becomes a deliciously moreish movie morsel. A perfect metaphor for the hazardous world of modern dating, much like it’s antagonist, Fresh presents a beautifully polished exterior, one which masks a dark inside.

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Keith Noakes

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Fresh is a delightfully-subversive tense and darkly comedic thriller lifted by the stellar dynamic of Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan.

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Jacob Throneberry

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Director Mimi Cave makes a fun and exciting thriller with one hell of a bite. Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar Jones are both incredible.

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Ema Sasic

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

“Fresh” features incredibly scary good performances from Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones, and Mimi Cave provides a wild experience that people won’t see coming. The story itself is one that needed more developing, along with actual, fleshed-out characters.

Edward Douglas

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

A bit like Misery, only with genders reversed, it comes off more sensationalistic and in the vein of Eli Roth’s Hostel.

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Alyssa Christian

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Fresh, the debut directorial debut of Mimi Cave that premiered at this year’s Sundance to [mostly] rave reviews, is firing on all cylinders throughout its runtime, even as it travels among a myriad of genres — from romantic comedy to horror to even (some) comedy. The strength of the film primarily relies on the committed work of Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan, who surely give career-best performances here.

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Ashley Saunders

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

Fresh is just that, a fresh new romp through an oftentimes worn-out trope. It is deliciously evil, insanely enjoyable to watch as it takes viewers’ expectations and turns them on their heads. Fresh is bound to be an instant classic horror film who’s greatness future filmmakers will aspire to.

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