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.
Howard Higgin's first cinematic break came when he received his first screen credit as production assistant for Cecil B. DeMille in 1921. He went on to become a director for DeMille's PDC Film Corporation, and also contributed screenplays to such major silent productions as Clarence Brown's Smouldering Fires (1925). It was Higgin who, in 1931, directed Clark Gable in his first major role in The Painted Desert; coincidentally, he had previously directed Gable's wife-to-be Carole Lombard in several of her formative screen appearances. His directorial career dwindling into quickies like 1932's Hell's House, Howard Higgin returned to screenwriting, notably for a brace of 1936 horror films The Invisible Ray and Revolt of the Zombies.