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 national gymnastic champion from 1916-1918 and a stunt double for the first Tarzan, Elmo Lincoln, in The Adventures of Tarzan (1921), Frank Merrill later starred in his own right in the serial Perils of the Jungle (1927), an ersatz Tarzan adventure from low-budget Artclass. When strongman Joe Bonomo broke a leg, Merrill was cast as Tarzan himself in Universal's Tarzan the Mighty (1928) and Tarzan the Tiger (1929), both 15-chapter serials. Reportedly, it was Merrill who began the tradition of swinging through the jungle from vines. Sound ultimately destroyed Merrill's chances for longevity, but footage from his serials was recycled into The White Gorilla, a hodgepodge feature film dumped on the States Rights; market in 1946. Leaving films after his second Tarzan serial, Merrill later became Park Commissioner for the city of Los Angeles.