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.
Alanis Obomsawin is Canada's most renowned native filmmaker. All of her films center upon political and social issues surrounding modern Canadian native peoples. Before she was a filmmaker, Obomsawin was a singer and storyteller who attempted to instill traditional knowledge and cultural pride into the children. Her own childhood was difficult. She was born in Odansk upon the Abenaki reserve in northern Quebec. She was then moved to Trois Rivieres, Quebec where she was the only native child. There she suffered innumerable humiliations at the hands of teachers and peers; this constant denigration caused her to begin to rebel at age 12. In the late '50s, she moved to Montreal and, after surrounding herself with writers, photographers, and artists, began pursuing a singing career. Her increasing fame caught the attention of the National Film Board of Canada who began to consult her on different projects until she finally began making films of her own. Her first film, Christmas at Moose Factory (1971), used children's drawings and paintings to tell the story of Moose Factory. Obomsawin earned Canada's highest honor, the Governor-General's Award, in 1983 for her good work.