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.
Most famous internationally for Der Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula) (1973), the most successful film made in East Germany, Heiner Carow was a director who seemed happy to embrace controversy. In that vein, his most debatable film was the documentary Coming Out (1989), the first film to deal openly with homosexuality. The film received a Silver Bear at the following year's Berlin Film Festival. Carow learned his craft by making educational films until he joined Berlin's DEFA Studios in 1956 and began making youth-oriented pictures. Shortly after the Berlin Wall fell and Germany reunified, Carow became a television director. Carow died of undisclosed causes on January 31, 1997.