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 preferred leading man of many a silent screen actress, Eugene O'Brien had a rugged physique but was equally effective in drawing-room melodrama. A former stock company player, O'Brien had appeared with some of America's foremost stage divas, from Ethel Barrymore to Fritzi Scheff, prior to entering films with the World company in 1915. Mary Pickford's leading man in both Poor Little Peppina (1916) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), he enjoyed his greatest popularity as a leading man to Norma Talmadge, with whom he was to appear in 11 popular melodramas (1917-1925). There were a few attempts to launch him as a star in his own right, but like a later era's George Brent, O'Brien was always more effective opposite strong female stars. Like so many of his contemporaries, his career did not survive the transition to sound; he never made a single talkie. Long out of the public eye, O'Brien's death was attributed to bronchial pneumonia.