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.
A jazz bassist who revolutionized the use of the instrument in swing and bebop and backed such legendary musical figures as Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald, Grammy-winning musician/composer Ray Brown regularly appeared on The Merv Griffin Show as well as actively recorded film music from the late '50s until the late '70s. A Pittsburgh native, Brown so impressed Gillespie during an early rehearsal that the newly arrived 19-year-old New Yorker earned a coveted spot in the band, and was wed to Fitzgerald (whom he would continue to work with even after the couple's divorce) shortly thereafter. His association with Gillespie's band found Brown also joining Charlie Parker to record with the Milt Jackson Quartet, and a lucrative association with pianist Oscar Peterson followed. An early-'60s collaboration with Steve Allen resulted in the Grammy award-winning Gravy Waltz, and Brown would subsequently score films for John Cassavetes and perform on Sinatra's television specials. Though often uncredited, his compositions appeared in such animated shorts as Hawks and Doves (1968) and A Dopey Hacienda (1970). In July 2002, Ray Brown died in his sleep in Indianapolis. He was 75.