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.
Comic actor Harold Peary is best remembered for playing the colorful, pompous blowhard the Great Gildersleeve on radio and in four feature films. Born in Portugal but raised in California, Peary was 11 when he began touring in a boys choir. In 1929, he performed in San Francisco as "the Spanish Serenader." He moved to Chicago in 1935 to further his radio career. Two years later, he began appearing regularly on "Fibber McGee and Molly." Peary created the Great Gildersleeve in the early '40s and played it through 1950 when actor Willard Waterman took over the role. Peary went on to appear in a new series, "Honest Harold," but was unsuccessful. He subsequently appeared in a few more films of the '50s and '60s, including Clambake (1967).