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.
Gualtiero Jacopetti was one of the fathers of mondo or "shockumentary" cinema, a subgenre of lurid, sensational documentaries designed to present oddities, social taboos, horrors and vulgarities from around the world. Jacopetti started out as a journalist and then the chief editor of one of Italy's biggest magazines. In the late 1950s, he began writing commentary for and narrating documentaries. Jacopetti made his directorial debut with the notorious Mondo Cane, a film that presented some of the world's most brutal and cruelest customs including cannibalism and the on-screen slaughter of a pig. The film was a major success and so Jacopetti turned to making others even more graphic than Cane. Though he claimed that everything in the films actually happened, Jacopetti was widely accused of faking certain events.