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.
Australia-born director Chris Noonan made an auspicious debut when he helmed the delightful barnyard fantasy Babe (1995), the story of a piglet who learns to herd sheep. The film was nominated for several Oscars and won for best visual effects. Noonan's interest in filmmaking began in childhood, but it was his father's encouragement that helped him realize his dream. At age 16, he made his first short film Could It Happen Here? (1969) and won a prize at the Sydney Film Festival. In 1973, Noonan and classmates Gillian Armstrong and Phillip Noyce were among the first students at the Australian Film and Television School. For the first five years following graduation, Noonan worked for Film Australia, making short films and documentaries. In 1980, he documented the lives of a troupe of actors suffering from Down's Syndrome and other mental handicaps, His Stepping Out, which earned Noonan considerable acclaim. In 1985, he directed the Australian television miniseries The Chowra Breakout. Noonan directed his first television movie, The Riddle of the Stinson, in 1988.