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.
A key figure in the birth of New Zealand filmmaking, director John O'Shea was well known for getting the most out of a shoestring budget, as well as mentoring some of the country's most well-known industry names.The founder of Pacific Films, O'Shea smashed cultural boundaries with such controversial productions as Broken Barrier (1952), a love story involving a Maori girl and a white boy. In addition to producing newsreels, training films, and documentaries, Pacific Studios also served as a means of training young actors and directors, with O'Shea serving as a guiding figure to such popular Kiwi figures as Jane Champion and Sam Neill. Founding the New Zealand Film Commission, O'Shea was an outspoken advocate of local film, consistently offering advise and support to up-and-coming talents. On July 8, 2001, O'Shea died in Wellington, NZ. He was 81.