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.
Jean Genet was a controversial author who had many of his books banned for their eroticism and their frankness in dealing with the seamy side of life. Genet knew that world well. His mother abandoned him in infancy and he was raised by peasants. A hell-raiser as a youth, he spent four years in a reform school and after his release lived as a hobo during the '20s and '30s. Several of his books and plays were adapted into films including The Balcony, Mademoiselle, and Querelle. Genet penned and directed one short film Un Chant D'Amour. It too was banned.