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.
The angular victim of an abscessed molar in W.C. Fields uproarious The Dentist (1932) -- in order to pull the tooth, Fields is forced to carry her around in a manner that, for all the world, looks like a frenetic case of coitus -- Elise Cavanna shared a birthplace with the great comedian (Philadelphia) and had appeared in his abortive Broadway-bound The Comic Supplement in 1925. The famously loyal Fields would demand the former dancer's services whenever he could, and the statuesque Cavanna was equally memorable as a typical overbearing Fields wife in The Barber Shop (1933). Offscreen, Cavanna was married to the art critic Merle Armitage and was herself known for a fine series of abstract oil paintings, one of which, Elevation, is exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Shortly before her death from cancer in 1963, Cavanna, with second husband James Barrett Welton, wrote the cookbook Gourmet Cookery for a Low Fat Diet.