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.
Widely known as a semi-regular in the films of cinema legend Woody Allen, New York-native Hy Anzell appeared in many of the director's most popular films, including Bananas (1971), Annie Hall (1977), and Radio Days (1987). Although his family initially encouraged him to follow them in the restaurant business, Anzell instead opted to pursue a career on the stage. In 1946, the burgeoning actor made his Broadway debut in a production of the Duke Ellington musical Beggar's Holiday, and though he would soon segue into film and television, stage roles in Oklahoma and Checking Out found him remaining true to his theatrical roots. Though he appeared uncredited in such early efforts as Bengal Brigade (1954) and Party Girl (1958), Anzell's first official big-screen appearance would be for Allen in the director's early comedy Bananas. The two formed a close working relationship and Anzell continued to appear in Allen's films (most notably as Joey Nichols in Annie Hall). The busy actor also had roles in such efforts as Dead Bang (1989), Pacific Heights (1990), and The Cemetery Club (1993). Anzell remained active onscreen until his late-'90s final screen appearances in Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997) and the made-for-TV drama Legalese (1998). Anzell died of natural causes August 23, 2003, in Fresno, CA. He was 79.