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.
Screenwriter Cy Howard was known for writing sharp, fast-paced comedies. Educated at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, Howard started professionally as a comedy writer for such radio stars as Milton Berle and Danny Thomas. Around 1947, Howard began making a splash with his work on the popular "My Friend Irma" radio series. Two years later he wrote the screenplay for the film version. The film was most notable for being the debut of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. A sequel followed in 1950. In 1952, the radio show became a TV show on CBS. At the decade's end, Howard began a five-year stint producing and developing scripts at Desilu Studios. He began writing scripts again in the mid '60s and in 1970 made his directorial debut with Lovers and Other Strangers. Howard directed two more films, before returning to screenwriting.