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.
Received a basketball scholarship to Brandeis University, but dropped out of school. By the time he graduated college at San Diego State University, he was 31 years old. Met his wife in 1969; eventually they set off for 14 months of globetrotting with a dog named Ubu, which later became the name of his production company. They didn't marry until 1990. Once lived with his future wife and dog in a cave in Greece. Starred in the 1972 Israeli TV series The Adventures of Scooterman, which helped teach children language arts. Steven and Elyse Keaton, the parents in his series Family Ties (1982-89), were based on him and his wife. Originally wanted Matthew Broderick for the role of Alex Keaton on Family Ties, but the casting director pestered him until he finally agreed to hire Michael J. Fox. In 2008, published his memoir, Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went From Brooklyn to Hollywood With the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair.