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.
Iowa-born Bob Hopkins started out in show business in the early '40s with a mimickry act in which his most successful impersonation was that of Bing Crosby. He turned to acting in the mid-'40s and played in every kind of movie, from brutal crime pictures like Underworld U.S.A. to costume programmers such as Son of Sinbad (portraying a slave auctioneer) over the next 15 years. Outgoing, glib-tongued, and with a ready wit, he seemed at his best portraying roles out of his own stage background, especially hosts and masters-of-ceremony, in movies such as I'll Cry Tomorrow and the late-era Bowery Boys feature Crashing Las Vegas. He also did his share of television work, in straight acting roles on The Twilight Zone and Wagon Train, but his most memorable work may have been in one excruciatingly funny episode of The Abbott & Costello Show, as a character named "Bob Hopkins," the sarcastic host of a vicious parody of Beat the Clock called "Hold That Cuckoo." Hopkins was also a songwriter, credited with the compositions "Flight to Hong Kong" and "Angel's Kiss." He died of acute leukemia shortly after completing his work in the movie Papa's Delicate Condition.