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.
Popular light comedian Cyril Ritchard was an established London musical comedy star when in 1927 he launched his film career with the On With the Dance short subject series. He made his talking picture debut in Hitchcock's Blackmail (1929) playing the licentious pianist who is murdered by heroine Anny Ondra (but not before singing the film's theme tune!). American baby-boomers will always remember Ritchard as the delightfully despicable Captain Hook in the Mary Martin version of Peter Pan, a role he first essayed on Broadway in 1953, then repeated on television in 1954, 1955, and 1960. His later stage credits include the Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd; the last of his handful of screen appearances was in the 1967 film version of Half a Sixpence. Cyril Ritchard died at age 80, while starring in a musical revue.