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.
According to his official studio bio, this ruddy-faced veteran character player was born in Dublin, Ireland, but his death certificate instead lists the rather less glamorous Independence, MO. Whatever his birthplace, Murphy (who sometimes billed himself C.B. Murphy or plain Charles Murphy) was a constant presence in serials and B-Westerns from the very beginning. In film from at least 1913, Murphy played the chief of boatmen in The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913), considered the birth of the cliffhangers, and was a stagecoach driver 27 years later in Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Murphy drove the stagecoach again in the 1942 Hopalong Cassidy western Lost Canyon but, sadly, with tragic consequences. During filming, the coach hit a rock, overturned, and fatally injured Murphy. He died from his injuries a few days later at a Bakersfield, CA, hospital.