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.
Some praised the American films of German director Curtis Bernhardt as "women's pictures"; others derided them as "weepers." Trained for an acting career at Frankfurt-am-Main's State School for Dramatic Arts, Bernhardt was a theatrical performer and producer in Berlin before turning to directing films with 1926's Die Was von Lowood, a Gernan version of Jane Eyre. In 1929, he helmed UFA studio's first talking picture, Die Letzte Kompagnie. Exiting Germany when Hitler came to power, Bernhardt directed films in France and England before being signed by Hollywood's Warner Bros. in 1940. Among the formidable female stars with which Bernhardt was associated during his Warners years were Miriam Hopkins (The Lady With Red Hair, 1940), Olivia de Havilland and Ida Lupino (Devotion, 1946), Barbara Stanwyck (My Reputation, 1946), Bette Davis (A Stolen Life, 1946) and Joan Crawford (Possessed). In the 1950s, Bernhardt directed Jane Wyman in The Blue Veil (1952), Rita Hayworth in Columbia's Miss Sadie Thompson (1954) and Lana Turner in MGM's The Merry Widow (1955). After a brief flurry of filmmaking in Europe in the early 1960s, Curtis Bernhardt produced and directed one last Hollywood picture in 1964: Kisses for My President, a Polly Bergen/Fred MacMurray vehicle all about the nation's first female Chief Executive.