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.
Cherub-faced writer/director Marc Connelly started out as a New York theatre critic. Eternally stagestruck, Connelly launched his formal theatrical career as a playwright, collaborating with George S. Kaufman on such Broadway hits as Dulcy, Merton of the Movies and Beggar on Horseback, all of which were later adapted to film. In 1930, Connelly won a Pulitzer Prize for his all-black stage production The Green Pastures; he was engaged by Warner Bros. to direct the 1936 film version of this play, though most of the "traffic cop" duties on the set were performed by co-director William Keighley and cinematographer Hal Mohr. From time to time, Connelly was brought west to work as a screenwriter, though he tended to take an imperious attitude towards Tinseltown. Connelly spent most of the 1950s teaching drama courses at Yale University, then made his on-camera debut in Tall Story, repeating his Broadway stage performance; it was the first of several acting appearances for Connelly over the next decades, most of these confined to television. The author of several memoirs, Marc Connelly was at one time married to silent film actress Madeline Hurlock, who divorced him to marry another Pulitzer-winning playwright, Robert E. Sherwood.