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.
Larry Stewart spent most of his life in the entertainment industry and was most particularly aligned with television having begun his career in childhood playing the first Video Ranger in Captain Video. He became a television director as an adult primarily during the 1970s, directing over 200 episodes of a wide assortment of series including The Waltons, The Bionic Woman, and Fantasy Island. Stewart's most important contribution to Hollywood, however, has been as the founding president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) when it first separated from the New York-set National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in 1977. Thanks to Stewart, the new organization was able see that the national Emmy awards were telecast from Hollywood where most television shows originated. After that victory, Stewart continued his campaign to make ATAS unique from its parent organization in order to meet the agendas and creative needs of the Hollywood television industry. After having devoted nearly two decades of service to ATAS, the organization rewarded him with the Syd Cassyd Founders Award in 1995 to show their appreciation. Stewart passed away on February 26, 1997, from a bacterial infection and heart failure.