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.
Though she made comparatively few screen appearances, Celia Johnson was, during the war years, one of England's favorite film actresses. An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Johnson made her first professional stage appearance in 1928. She would not appear in a film until 1942's In Which We Serve, and then only by special request of director Noel Coward; as the steadfast spouse of a British naval officer (Coward), the actress was the apotheosis of all gallant British war wives. In 1945, she co-starred with Trevor Howard in another Noel Coward effort, Brief Encounter, arguably the best of the tear-stained British romance films of the 1940s (with requisite classical-music score). After a handful of subsequent films, Johnson returned full time to the stage, returning to movies in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, for which she received a British Film Academy award. Knighted in 1981, the actress was billed as Dame Celia Johnson for her last appearance in the British TV drama Staying On, where she was reunited with Trevor Howard. Celia Johnson was the widow of actor Peter Fleming.