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.
In films from 1916, Indiana-born leading man John Bowers was a star within five years of his debut. His most frequent leading lady was Marguerite de la Motte, whom later became his wife. The advent of sound effectively ended John Bowers' career; by 1931, he was grasping at straws in poverty-row productions. Shortly after attending a party, the distraught 36-year-old Bowers committed suicide by walking into the Pacific Ocean. It is commonly believed that John Bowers' demise was the inspiration for the similar death of fictional film star Norman Maine in both the 1937 and 1954 versions of A Star is Born.