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.
A 1929 Wampas Baby Star, auburn-haired Betty Boyd came to films in 1926 more or less straight from fabled Hollywood High School. A rather exotic type despite her all-American background, Boyd slaved away in Educational comedies before gaining some notoriety as Neptuna, Queen of the Mermaids in Tod Browning's The Show (1927), a sideshow attraction scaly from the waist down. Even more bizarre was Maid to Order (1931), which starred female impersonator Julian Eltinge in an ill-advised comeback attempt. Eltinge, however, stayed in male attire for the duration, leaving Boyd to contribute the film's main feminine flavor. By then, Boyd's career was quietly winding down, but a sensational divorce from Pasadena stockbroker Charles Henry Over -- complete with public accusations of adultery -- kept her name in the news for a while longer. Remarried, she later returned to Hollywood as an extra.