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.
An influential crime novelist of the "hardboiled" school, Jim Thompson collaborated on the screenplays for Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and Paths of Glory. In the 1960s, he scripted episodes for the TV shows Tales of Wells Fargo and Dr. Kildare and in 1975 he appeared as Judge Grayle in the remake of Farewell, My Lovely. A number of Thompson novels were adapted for the screen, including The Getaway (1972) and The Killer Inside Me (1976). The writer's career in later years was impaired by drinking problems, and by the time of his death in 1977, he had been all but forgotten in his home country. However, his reputation soared with the years, and in the 1990s, there was another wave of Thompson film adaptations, of which The Grifters and After Dark, My Sweet (both 1990) are the most notable.