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.
To many of his contemporaries, F. Richard Jones was silent film comedy. Beginning as a gag writer and director at the Mack Sennett Studios, Jones became Sennett's fair-haired boy when he directed the blockbusting Mabel Normand feature Mickey (1918). He was promoted to chief of production at Sennett, then performed the same function when he moved to the rival Hal Roach studios in the mid-1920s. Among Jones' biggest admirers was Stan Laurel, who insisted that everything he ever learned about comedy filmmaking was taught to him by the indefatigable Jones. Leaving Roach in 1927, Jones proved to be as adept at action/adventure as he was at laughmaking when he helmed the Douglas Fairbanks epic The Gaucho (1927). Jones' talking picture directorial debut, the astonishingly fluid and fast-moving Bulldog Drummond (1929), seemed to bode well for his future in Hollywood. Alas, F. Richard Jones died before reaching his 40th birthday; according to Stan Laurel, Jones literally worked himself to death.