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 silent-screen leading lady Kathleen Kirkham played Lady Greystoke, Tarzan's mother, in the ape-man's cinematic debut, Tarzan of the Apes (1918). But usually the dark-haired actress portrayed that early 20th century mainstay, the man-eating vamp. Theda Bara popularized the character in the 1914 A Fool There Was and imitators cropped up almost immediately, from the aging Virginia Pearson to prairie femme fatale Louise Glaum. Though perhaps one of the lesser practitioners of cinematic vamping, Kirkham was especially rotten to poor Colleen Moore in a family drama entitled When Dawn Came (1920) and mercilessly attempted to seduce her own stepson (Nigel Barrie) in Josslyn's Wife (1919). By the 1920s, she was increasingly playing mothers. "I've been the mother of many a young girl who was really older than myself," Kirkham complained publicly, ending her film career in 1926. The former silent-screen vamp was working as a cook in Santa Barbara, California, when she died on November 7, 1961.