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.
John Van Eyssen wore several hats during his long professional career -- including that of Shakespearean thespian, movie actor, literary agent, producer and studio executive. Born and raised in South Africa, Van Eyssen did not come to Great Britain until after WW II. Once in London, he studied drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama, winning a special prize before he graduated and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. From there, Van Eyssen branched out into radio, television and, beginning with The Angel with the Trumpet (1950), films. In 1958, he appeared as the world's most famous bloodsucker in Hammer Films' The Horror of Dracula. Van Eyssen abandoned acting in 1961 to become a literary agent for London Management. He proved to have a knack for the job and was quickly promoted to helm the literary department. He became so important that when the company merged with London Artists, he was in charge of handling Franco Zeffirelli, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller. Van Eyssen left the management business in 1965 to work at Columbia Pictures' UK division. Two years after his hiring, Van Eyssen was the managing director and was behind some of the studio's most popular British films, including To Sir With Love (1967), Born Free (1966) and Georgy Girl (1966). He left the studio in 1973 to work as an independent producer in New York, and in 1981, he produced Sidney Lumet's Daniel. Van Eyssen returned to England in 1991 and became an instrumental part of establishing Britain's premiere showcase for talented young filmmakers, the Chelsea Film Festival.