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.
One of the kings of American B-movies, scriptwriter Charles B. Griffith made his name under the aegis of drive-in godfather Roger Corman, authoring such low-budget classics as A Bucket of Blood (1959), Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961, among several dozen others). In each of these outings, Griffith took standard, Z-grade material and elevated it to a higher sphere by injecting mordant black humor, witty dialogue, and clever characterizations. Griffith originally began his career by moving to Hollywood in an effort to help his grandmother, an established radio star, break into television. In the process, he became acquainted with Corman through a friend and landed his first assignment -- scripting It Conquered the World. Alongside Corman, Griffith moved into biker-themed material in the late '60s by authoring such vehicles as The Wild Angels and Devil's Angels. He also penned an early draft of The Trip, Corman's LSD opus, but the producer rejected it (and hired an early Jack Nicholson to rescript) because he felt that Griffith's draft glorified drug use. In his later years, Griffith moved into directing, on such projects as Up from the Depths (1979) and Smokey Bites the Dust (1981). Griffith died in September 2007 at age 77.