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.
Independent filmmaker Joseph B. Vasquez specialized in gritty, often graphically violent dramas dealing with street life in the Bronx. Vasquez's most critically acclaimed film, Hangin' With the Homeboys (1991), won him a special script award at the Sundance Film Festival. Just before Vasquez died of complications from AIDS, he completed Manhattan Merengue, a complete turnaround from his other films in that this was a romantic musical about an illegal Puerto Rican immigrant trying to make it as a dancer in New York.