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.
Veteran American silent screen actor Fred Church began his career with the Selig Polyscope Company and the Essanay Film Mfg. Company in the early 1910s, creating the popular character of Coyote Simpson in Bronco Billy Anderson's Snakeville Comedies. Church became a star in his own right with Universal, a fine-looking if somewhat stern hero of the old school. The increasing popularity of more flamboyant stars such as Tom Mix left Church behind in the late 1910s and he returned to Anderson, now releasing on the independent market. By the mid-'20s, Church starred exclusively for poverty row entrepreneurs like Fred Balshofer and the famous one-legged Robert J. Horner. In an effort to upgrade the actor's old-fashioned image, the latter changed the veteran actor's billing to Montana Bill. No one was fooled, however, and Church was relegated to minor supporting roles for the remainder of his career, which lasted until the mid-'30s.