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.
British filmmaker George Pearson was a driving force in the development of British cinema during its early years. Educated at Oxford, Pearson was a schoolmaster before joining the film industry in 1912 as a director of educational films; the following year, he began making more entertaining features. In time, Pearson distinguished himself as one of Britain's premiere directors of silent films. He later founded his own production company where, in addition to directing, he produced and wrote his own films. Pearson was known for his technical innovations and for his intense stories; it was he who was responsible for making British films popular in the U.S. While Pearson was a key figure during the silent era, his influence and the quality of his work declined sharply after the advent of sound, when he began making numerous "quota quickies." In 1957, Pearson published his autobiography, Flashback (1957).