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.
The traditional entree into the British cinematographer's fraternity was as a clapper boy; thus did 17-year-old Jack Hildyard launch his movie career in 1932. Hildyard then moved on to camera operator, distinguishing himself in the Technicolor field with such films as The Divorce of Lady X (1938), Henry V (1945) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1946) (coincidentally, he would later handle several scenes in the 1963 Cleopatra). A full lighting cameraman from School for Secrets (1946) onward, Hildyard alternated between British and American films for the rest of his career. In 1957, Jack Hildyard won an Oscar for his work on David Lean's Bridge on the River Kwai; he continued to flourish until voluntarily packing up his equipment after 1981's Lion of the Desert. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi