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.
One of the postwar "new breed" of African-American actors, Bernie Hamilton wasn't about to settle for subservient roles when he entered films. He started off well in the role of Ernie, one of several black ballplayers in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), and managed to maintain his integrity thereafter in a motion-picture world that was not politely inclined to nonwhites. In 1964 Hamilton had his best film role, as the black husband of white Barbara Barrie in the groundbreaking One Potato, Two Potato (1964). As more opportunities availed themselves to African-American performers, Hamilton was able to take parts that didn't call attention to the race issue, though he still made his share of appearances in such black-oriented pictures as The Organization (1971) and Bucktown (1975). Fans of the '70s cop series Starsky and Hutch will remember Bernie Hamilton in the role of Captain Dobey, S. and H.'s superior officer.