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.
American director, producer, and screenwriter Joseph Strick learned about filmmaking when he served as a cameraman with the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Shortly after his discharge, he began working as a copyboy for the Los Angeles Times, and in his spare time, he made the documentary Muscle Beach (1948) with co-director Irving Lerner. He later moved to television work, and over a five-year period made the groundbreaking docudrama The Savage Eye (1959) in conjunction with Ben Maddow and Sidney Meyers. The film won him many awards and international recognition. Strick's fiction directorial debut, the black comedy The Balcony, garnered a Best Black and White Cinematography nomination from the Academy in 1963; he then began working on his first drama, a 1961 adaptation of James Joyce's complicated novel Ulysses. Nine years later, his documentary short Interviews With My Lai Veterans won an Academy award. A few years later, Strick became a producer. Strick died in 2010 at age 86.