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.
Martin Rackin was the son of a silk-mill owner who died when Rackin was 11. To make ends meet, young Rackin took on several jobs, including delivery boy for a hat store. While thus employed, he made the acquaintance of humorist Damon Runyon, who encouraged Rackin to give writing a try. Still in his teens, Rackin became a copy boy for the New York Mirror, working his way up to assistant nightclub columnist. He also toiled away as a publicist and speech writer before heading to Hollywood in 1941. As an MGM contract screenwriter, he wrote extensively for comedian Red Skelton, and later in the 1950s produced and directed Skelton's TV show. His upward mobility in Hollywood interrupted only by four years' service with the USAF, Rackin spent several years at RKO, then freelanced as a producer/writer throughout the 1950s. After maintaining his own production company in partnership with screenwriter John Lee Mahin, Rackin became head of production at Paramount, a post he held from 1960 to 1964. Martin Rackin spent the rest of his screen career as an independent producer; he died of a heart attack during a business trip to London in 1976, four years after the completion of his final production, Two Mules for Sister Sara.