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.
Late 20th century artist Jean-Michel Basquiat grew up as the son of a Haitian accountant and evinced one of the most unusual painting styles in memory. Basquiat reportedly gravitated to artistic work on an instinctive level as a young boy, simply by etching out illustrations on sheets of paper brought home by his father; he later segued to painting without any rigid guidelines or any formalized artistic training. His distinct and inimitable style (which remained fairly consistent over time) coupled angular faces with the appearance of singular words on the tableaux. Andy Warhol admired the young man so much that the two forged a close friendship and even appeared in a painting together. Their dynamic was immortalized by painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel in the critically acclaimed biopic Basquiat (1996), with Jeffrey Wright cast as the young artist. Tragically, Basquiat died of a drug overdose at age 27 in the fall of 1988. Basquiat himself made one of his only film appearances in the loosely structured essay film Downtown 81 (2000), a freewheeling trip through the Manhattan avant-garde of the early '80s.