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 graduate of Rust College, actor Alvin Childress made his first New York stage appearance in 1931. Though jobs were traditionally scarce for black actors in the Depression era, Childress was able to find work with the Federal Theater Project and served as a teacher for the American Negro Theater. His biggest Broadway success was Philip Yordan's all-black Anna Lucasta. He made his film debut in Keep Punching (1939), a low-budget vehicle for boxing champ Joe Louis. In 1951, he won out over hundreds of applicants for the role of philosophical Harlem cabdriver Amos Jones in the TV-series version of radio's Amos 'N' Andy, remaining with the series for two seasons. Though Amos 'N' Andy was the subject of controversy due to its alleged perpetuation of black stereotypes, Childress always staunchly defended the series, pointing out that it was the only network TV program of its era to depict blacks as judges, doctors, teachers, and businessmen merely than household servants. When his acting assignments began to diminish in the 1950s, Childress worked as a Los Angeles social worker. Alvin Childress made a comeback in the 1970s, playing featured roles in such films as The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976) and such TV programs as Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons.