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.
The Nightmare Years was a surprisingly underadvertised three-part miniseries, originally telecast over the TNT cable network. The production was based on a book by William L. Shirer, who in the mid-1930s was an American news correspondent in Berlin. In Part 1 (telecast September 17, 1989), Shirer (Sam Waterston) and his wife Tess (Marthe Keller) arrive in Germany just as the Third Reich is beginning to take hold. Attempting to relay information of Hitler's oppressiveness to the outside world, Shirer finds himself the constant target of censorship. This 2-hour episode ends with the German government's first sanctions against the Jews. Part two of the TNT cable network miniseries The Nightmare Years was originally telecast on September 18, 1989. Sam Waterston stars as American news correspondent William L. Shirer, an eyewitness to the steadily mounting horror of Germany's Third Reich. Marthe Keller costars as Shirer's wife Tess. In this episode, Shirer and his wife put their own lives on the line to help their Jewish friends escape the persecution of the Nazi higher-ups. Subsequent episodes of The Nightmare Years (based on Shirer's own memoirs) would detail Tess Shirer's illness after the birth of her child, and Germany's ultimate invasion of the Rhineland.more