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.
American screenwriter, playwright, and director Charles MacArthur broke into show business as a collaborator of playwright Ben Hecht; together the two wrote many Broadway hits during the early 1930s, including The Front Page and Twentieth Century. Later they began writing screenplays notable for their liveliness and sophistication. In the mid 1930s, they also began co-directing films. MacArthur occasionally wrote his own stories, adaptations, and scripts; sometimes he also collaborated with other writers besides Hecht. His wife was actress Helen Hayes, and his son was actor James MacArthur. In 1957, a year after his death, his partner Hecht wrote his biography, Charlie, as a tribute.