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 vaudeville and musical headliner from Corsica, Irene Bordoni was one of the first Broadway stars to heed the call of the newly vocalized Hollywood. Usually described as "piquant," Bordoni's rolling eyes, pursed lips, comedic hauteur, and voluminous gowns were rather too flamboyant for the screen, however, and despite a couple of Cole Porter numbers, neither she nor her British leading man, the brittle Jack Buchanan, found favor with the movie-going audience. Paris (1929), her highly anticipated screen debut, made money for its backers, First National, but not enough and Bordoni returned to wow them once again on Broadway. She was back in Hollywood playing herself in Just a Gigolo (1932) and was still rolling those big orbs of hers as the notorious restaurateur Madame Bordelaise in the Bob Hope comedy Louisiana Purchase (1941), which she had also performed on Broadway. It was her final screen performance. Irene Bordoni was one stage luminary whose considerable charms failed to translate to the screen.