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.
Berlin-born Gerd Oswald was the son of celebrated German stage and film director Richard Oswald. Gerd began his own career as a child actor and production assistant, continuing in the latter capacity when he emigrated to America with his family in 1938. Like many refugees, the young Oswald was not exactly welcomed with open arms into the Hollywood mainstream. He had to pay his dues (and earn his union membership) as an assistant director for such poverty-row concerns as Monogram Pictures. From there, Oswald was hired as a production manager and associate producer for 20th Century-Fox. Utilizing Fox facilities, but releasing through United Artists, Oswald directed his first picture, A Kiss Before Dying, in 1955. While occasionally handed a big-budget item like Bob Hope's Paris Holiday (1957), Oswald found himself back where he started directorially in the B-picture pool. Some of these low-budgeters, notably Screaming Mimi, had isolated moments that transcended their monetary deficiencies, but others, like Agent for HARM (1966) and Bunny O'Hare (1971), were trivialities that any director could have handled. Gerd Oswald's best and most creative opportunities came on television sci-fi/fantasy series. Though he never directed a Twilight Zone as has frequently been claimed, Oswald was responsible for the first-season Star Trek episode "The Conscience of the King;" and he was a mainstay on The Outer Limits (1963-64) directing such top-rank installments as "OBIT," "Corpus Earthling," "It Crawled out of the Woodwork," "The Form of Things Unknown," and, best of all, "Soldier."