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.
American film editor and director A. Aram Avakian graduated from Yale, served in the Navy, and attended the Sorbonne in Paris before returning to New York to become a still photographer in the early 1950s. In 1955, he began working for CBS television and became editor of Edward R. Murrow's famous See It Now television series. In 1959, he won acclaim for his creative work on Jazz on a Summer's Day, a chronicle of the Newport Jazz Festival, and this led him to begin editing feature films. In the 1960s, he turned to directing and is most famous for his adaptation of John Barth's disturbing novel End of the Road. Avakian's version, released in 1970, contained a horrific depiction of a botched abortion and received an X-rating. He continued making films until the mid-1970s. In 1983, he took over the film program and taught filmmaking and screenwriting at the State University College at Purchase, New York. He remained there until he died of heart failure in 1987.