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.
Already an established stage actor/director/playwright by 1911, Edgar Selwyn made his motion-picture bow with the All-Star Feature Film Company. Selwyn went on to star in the cinemadaptations of his own plays Pierre of the Plains (1914) and The Arab (1915, directed by Cecil B. De Mille). He later set up his own production company in partnership with Samuel Goldfish. The partners combined their names for professional purposes, and the result was Goldwyn Pictures (Goldfish later adopted this amalgam as his legal surname). Selwyn divided his time between film production and stage work throughout the 1920s, and in 1929 signed on as a writer/director at MGM. His best-known directorial efforts of the 1930s include the Helen Hayes vehicle The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) and the fascinating "what if" drama Turn Back the Clock. He returned to producing in the 1940s, turning out, among other projects, a remake of his stage success Pierre of the Plains. Edgar Selwyn was at one time married to actress Margaret Mayo.