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.
After entertaining the troops as a member of Special Services during World War II, Gary Morton worked the Catskills circuit as a trumpet player and comedian. Though his talents were modest, Morton made his fellow performers laugh easily, and as a result was gainfully employed as the opening act for such notables as Al Hirt and Tony Bennett. While headlining at the Copacabana in 1960, Morton was invited to go on a blind date. Upon discovering that his companion for the evening was recently divorced comedienne Lucille Ball, Morton capriciously feigned indifference to Ball's celebrity. At first infuriated, Ball was charmed by Morton, and within a year they were married. At his wife's request, Morton gave up his nightclub career after their marriage, keeping busy professionally as a warm-up comic for The Lucy Show's live audience and as executive producer for Ball's various TV endeavors. The onus of being "Mr. Lucille Ball" didn't seem to bother Morton, who was far more interested in playing golf and schmoosing with his showbiz friends than in pursuing a career. Occasionally, however, Gary Morton accepted a choice film character role, most memorably as the Milton Berle-ish Sherman Hart in Mike Nichols' Lenny (1974).