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.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduated from Brown University with a degree in Theater. On graduating, Ayad moved to Tuscany, Italy, where he spent a year working with world-renowned acting theorist and pioneer, Jerzy Grotowski (Towards a Poor Theater). A resident of New York City since 1997, Ayad has been active in the New York theater community, teaching acting on his own and alongside Andre Gregory (My Dinner With Andre, Vanya on 42nd St). He is also an alumnus of the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, where he graduated with a degree in directing. Akhtar's work at Columbia earned him the New York Documentary Center's Young Documentary Filmmakers' Award, an IFP Audience Choice Award and Programming Committee's Award for Best Film at the 2003 Columbia University Film Festival. He is the author of numerous screenplays, including Child Soldier, based on world-renown activist China Keitetsi's true story. Ayad was star and co-writer of The War Within (HDNet Films).