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.
As a teenager, won numerous awards for his short films, which aired on local television in the early 1970s. At 19, was the youngest director to ever have a movie distributed by a major studio (1976's Jim, the World's Greatest). Breakthrough film was the 1979 sci-fi/horror cult classic Phantasm, which spawned three sequels. Screenplay for Bubba Ho-tep, his 2002 collaboration with horror icon Bruce Campbell, won the Best Screenplay Award at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Film Festival, as well as a 2003 Bram Stoker Award. Daughter Chloe, a renowned vegan chef, gained national attention when she won a 2010 episode of Food Network's Cupcake Wars with her vegan cupcakes.