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.
A graduate of El Camino College and U.S.C., Lewis John Carlino first gained attention as a novelist and off-Broadway playwright. Carlino burst onto the Hollywood scene with his screenplay for Seconds (1966), a "thinking man's" sci-fier based on a novel by David Ely. Carlino's follow-up scripting assignments were equally impressive: The Brotherhood (1968) was arguably the best of the pre-Godfather Mafia films, while The Mechanic (1973) demonstrated what was lost when Charles Bronson abandoned genuine acting in favor of the Death Wish series. With the dreamlike The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (1976), Carlino launched his directorial career, which thus far has yielded only the 1979 critic's favorite The Great Santini (1979) and the frivolous sex comedy Class (1983). In 1977, Lewis John Carlino received an Academy Award nomination for his film adaptation of Hannah Green's novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.