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 contemporary of Andrzej Wajda, filmmaker Andrzej Munk, who may well have gained an equally international reputation had he not died in an automobile wreck in 1961, was a key figure in Polish New Wave cinema, noted for his intelligent and ironic views of life in modern Poland. Born in Cracow, Munk was a freedom fighter in the Polish underground during WWII. Following the war, he attended a Warsaw university where he took classes in architecture, law, and economics. Finding none of those subjects satisfactory, he dropped out and began attending film school in Lodz where he trained to become a cinematographer and a director. Shortly after his 1950 graduation, Munk made a series of well-regarded documentaries which he innovatively scored only with natural sounds. Munk began directing feature films in 1956 and quickly established a reputation for fearlessly taking sharp, satiric pokes at the bureaucratic Communist regime, particularly in regards to the notion of military valor. His fatal accident occurred while he was filming Passenger, a work that was finished by his friends and released in 1963.