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.
Stage actor Ben Bard resettled in Hollywood upon his marriage to serial queen Ruth Roland. In films from 1927, Bard at first specialized in slimy "underworld" roles. Among his early talkie appearances was The Bat Whispers (1930), in which, as "The Unknown," he tied up all the film's loose plot ends. Over at MGM, he played "Sharlie," the erstwhile straight man for radio's Baron Munchausen (Jack Pearl), in Meet the Baron (1933) and Hollywood Party (1934). He then left films for nearly a decade, making his living as an acting teacher and vocal coach. Ben Bard returned to films in 1943 as a member of RKO producer Val Lewton's stock company, essaying substantial roles in Lewton's Leopard Man (1943), The Ghost Ship (1943) and Youth Runs Wild (1944).