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.
Yale drama school graduate Eliot Silverstein briefly taught theater courses before launching a prolific career as a TV director. Silverstein's first "theatrical feature," Belle Sommers (1962), was in fact a TV pilot film starring Anne Francis. His actual big-screen directorial debut was The Happening (1967), a muddled caper film that did little to advance the art of the cinema, though it did serve to introduce Faye Dunaway. It was Silverstein's second feature, the rollicking comedy Western Cat Ballou (1965), which established the director as a bankable commodity. His subsequent films have not been as successful, with the conspicuous exception of A Man Called Horse. A tireless behind-the-scenes battler on behalf of the artistic integrity of himself and his fellow filmmakers, Eliot Silverstein helped establish a Directors' Guild ruling that protected directors against unsolicited "improvements" in the editing room, and in the 1980s spearheaded a movement opposing Ted Turner's computer colorizing of old Hollywood films.