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.
A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Frank D. Gilroy completed his education at the Yale School of Drama. He entered television as a writer in the early '50s, contributing to the many live dramatic anthologies of the era (Kraft Theatre, Omnibus, Playhouse 90 et al.) In 1962, Gilroy won the Obie Award for his off-Broadway piece Who'll Save the Plowboy; in 1964, he walked away with the Pulitzer Prize and the Critics' Circle Award for his first Broadway play, The Subject Was Roses, which took two years to reach the stage after having been turned down by practically every "name" actor in the business. In 1971, Frank Gilroy made his movie-directing bow with the Manhattan-filmed Desperate Characters (1971); he also directed such films as the revisionist western From Noon Till Three (1976), and the curious "regeneration" seriocomedy The Luckiest Man in the World (1989). Gilroy's sons (writer/director Tony Gilroy, writer/director Dan Gilroy and editor John Gilroy) all followed him into the business. Frank Gilroy died in 2015, at age 89.