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.
Best known as Andy Keaton, the moon-faced embodiment of childhood innocence, on the classic '80s sitcom Family Ties, actor Brian Bonsall inherited that role after series producer Gary David Goldberg decided to have the character magically "grow up" within a very short span of time. Bonsall joined the program in 1986 (at four years old) and remained with it through its final episode in the fall of 1989. He subsequently tackled occasional TV movies (such as the melodrama Do You Know the Muffin Man?, about child abuse) and -- on a grim and best-forgotten note, attempted to expand his range as a young actor by playing a satanically evil, homicidal tyke in the 1992 thriller Mikey. Bonsall's greatest claim to fame outside of Family Ties, however, lay in playing Alexander on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2007, after almost 13 years out of the Hollywood spotlight, then 25-year-old Bonsall made headlines once again, this time for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. He faced criminal charges and a hefty bail.