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.
Gordon Parks Jr. was the eldest son of acclaimed photojournalist/filmmaker Gordon Parks, one of the contributors to the blaxploitation genre. The younger Parks is most well-known for directing his debut film, Superfly, in 1972. With a memorable soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield, it remains a blaxploitation classic. His second film, Thomasine & Bushrod, never received a proper release. In 1974, he made the relatively obscure genre entry Three the Hard Way, starring Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, and martial artist Jim Kelly. His last film was the romantic thriller Aaron Loves Angela, the film debut of Irene Cara, who would go on to enjoy a brief stardom in Fame (1980). On April 3, 1979, Gordon Parks Jr. was killed in a plane crash while shooting on-location in Africa.