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.
Born into a family of middle-class Danish schoolteachers, Lauritz Melchior's singing lessons were financed by his father's housekeeper. After attending the School of Royal Opera in Copenhagen, he made his debut at the Royal Theater in 1913. Originally a baritone, he developed into one of the world's foremost Wagnerian heldentenors, thrilling audiences throughout the world with his appearances in such operas as Parsifal, The Flying Dutchman, and the Ring trilogy. In 1920, he sang on the first worldwide radio broadcast, and a few years later began his long association with New York's Metropolitan Opera. On the strength of a guest appearance on radio's Fred Allen Show, he was signed to an MGM contract in 1946, appearing prominently in such splashy musicals as Two Sisters From Boston, This Time for Keeps, and Luxury Liner. After retiring from the opera stage, Lauritz Melchior performed on TV and in night clubs, and also funded a scholarship for promising operatic newcomers.