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.
American filmmaker J. Searle Dawley, directed many silent films. He started out in the theater working as an actor, producer and playwright. In 1907, he began working for the Edison company advising director Edwin S. Porter on how to deal with actors. Eventually, Dawley became Porter's assistant director and was usually placed in charge of overseeing the acting and dramatic continuity while Porter focused on the action scenes. It was in one of their 1907 films, Eagle's Nest that D.W. Griffith got his start as an actor. While with Edison and Porter's independent studio, Dawley directed close to 300 one-reelers. In 1912, Porter and Dawley signed to Famous Players. With this move came a promotion and Dawley became an executive assistant, creative consultant, and finally, a full-fledged director who went on to work with some of the era's biggest stars, including John Barrymore and Mary Pickford. Dawley retired in the mid 1920s.