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.
Actress Brenda Joyce projected a wholesome, tomboyish, self-assured quality which her parent company, 20th Century-Fox, exploited only once, in 1940's Maryland. Formerly a model, Joyce was signed by Fox in 1939, remaining there until she temporarily retired in 1942. She returned to films as a second-feature star at Universal and RKO, appearing opposite Lon Chaney Jr. and Gale Sondergaard in such "B" chillers as Pillow of Death (1945) and The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946). A rare glimpse of the off-camera Joyce can be seen in outtakes of the Abbott and Costello comedy Little Giant (1946). As Lou Costello cheerfully spouts ad-libbed profanities, the otherwise demure Joyce appears increasingly unamused and irritated. In 1945, Brenda Joyce was cast as Jane in Sol Lesser's Tarzan series, one of the few blonde actresses to essay this role; she retired from films after 1949's Tarzan's Magic Fountain. Joyce died at the age of 92 in 2009, after suffering from dementia for over a decade.