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.
A former child actor, Hiroshi Inagaki began directing movies in 1928, and over the next 42 years established himself as one of Japan's leading filmmakers, particularly where large-scale historical epics were concerned. He shot his Samurai Trilogy, based on the novel Musashi Miyamoto, two separate times, once in black-and-white during World War II, and again, in color, from 1954 thru 1956. The second version of the trilogy found great popularity in the west, with the first film in the cycle, Samurai I, earning an Academy Award as the Best Foreign Film of 1954. His subsequent hits included The Rickshaw Man and The Forty-Seven Ronin.