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.
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Spanish filmmaker Alfonso Balcázar is best-known for directing numerous low-budget "Eurowesterns" and for producing Italian spaghetti Westerns via the P.C. Balcázar production company he co-founded with his brother Francisco Balcázar. Alfonso later founded the Filmax distribution company. Born into a life of privilege in a family of fur traders, Balcázar made his directorial debut in 1959 with La Encrucijada (aka Crossroads), a religious drama set during the Spanish Civil War. Balcázar became a producer in the early '60s and became involved with Italian Westerns, many of which were filmed in his own Barcelona-set studio. Much later in his career, Balcázar made a number of low-budget erotic exploitation films under the name "Al Bagran." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi