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.
Born in Texas and raised in Kentucky, writer/director Callie Khouri dropped out of Purdue University in order to move to Los Angeles. She waited tables and studied acting at the Strasburg Institute before getting a job with a music video production company. As a secretary, she managed to write her first screenplay, Thelma & Louise. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, the 1991 film was critically acclaimed Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. In 1995, she wrote the romantic comedy Something to Talk About, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Julia Roberts. She made her directorial debut with her third screenplay, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, an adaptation of two popular novels by Rebecca Wells.