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.
After a stab at studying economics at Harvard, 21-year-old New Yorker Johnny Green was hired as a rehearsal pianist at Paramount Pictures. Entering the movies at the dawn of the musical-comedy era, Green swiftly gained in experience and expertise; throughout the '30s he was a top musical arranger and bandleader, taking time out to compose such song hits as "Body and Soul." In 1949, Green was appointed musical director at MGM, where during his nine-year stay he won Oscars for his orchestrations of Easter Parade (1948) and An American in Paris (1951). He also supervised MGM's Concert Hall Technicolor short subjects series, picking up an additional Oscar for his efforts. An outspoken liberal, Green was in danger of being blacklisted in the politically delicate early '50s; he avoided this fate with a carefully worded "patriotic" public statement which caused him embarrassment to his dying day. Free-lancing upon the completion of his MGM contract, Green collected two more Academy Awards for orchestrating West Side Story (1961) and Oliver! Perhaps it was his familiarity with the Oscar podium that led Green to produce several of the Academy Awards ceremonies. Johnny Green's final movie assignment was likewise as producer: 1969's They Shoot Horses, Don't They?