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.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
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 lanky, rubber-limbed comedian with a sad face, Ben Blue achieved his effects as much with mime as with dialogue. From age 15 he was on the New York stage and in vaudeville, then beginning in 1926 he appeared in a series of silent short subjects for Warner Brothers, Hal Roach, and other studios. Often appearing in baggy pants, with an eccentric straw hat and cane, he went on during the sound era to work for Paramount, where he was the long-limbed, wistful-eyed funny man in dozens of pictures, tending to put in cameo appearances that stole the show from those with top billing. (One story has it that comedian Red Skelton, after being upstaged by Blue, had a clause put in his contract stating that he would never appear with him again). Blue went on to perform regularly in nightclubs and on TV but dropped out of films in 1948 and spent fifteen years managing the nightclubs he owned. He returned and continued making comedic cameos in films during the '60s (notably in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming).