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 son of African American stage actor Al Freeman (1884-1956), Al Freeman Jr. made his film debut in 1960's The Rebel Breed. In 1967, Freeman co-starred with Shirley Knight in the film version of Leroi Jones' off-Broadway play Dutchman, earning excellent notices for his portrayal of a black subway passenger victimized by a crazed white woman. Three years later, he co-starred with Patty Duke in the landmark TV movie My Sweet Charlie (1970), playing a volatile New York City lawyer stranded in a jerkwater Texas town with a white unwed mother (Duke). Freeman is best known to daytime-drama fans for his lengthy stint as Lt. Ed Hall on One Life to Live a role that won him an Emmy in 1978. Freeman wrote the screenplay for director Ivan Dixon's Countdown at Kusini (1976), and directed the 1971 feature A Fable. More recently, Al Freeman Jr. portrayed Elijah Muhammed in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992)