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.
Louise Dresser ran away from her Indiana home at age 16 to join a travelling stock company. Graduating from stock to vaudeville and from vaudeville to Broadway, the stately, matronly Louise gained her widest audience in motion pictures. Her finest silent-film characterizations include the title character in The Goose Woman (1925) (a character based on the "Pig Woman" who testified at the Hall-Mills murder trial) and Catherine the Great--military uniform and all--in Rudolph Valentino's The Eagle (1925). Her favorite co-star was Will Rogers, with whom she appeared in State Fair (1933), Doctor Bull (1933), David Harum (1934) and The County Chairman (1935). The winner of a citation of merit at the first Academy Awards ceremony, Louise retired from films in 1937, thereafter devoting herself to raising money for the establishment of the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. One of Louise Dresser's two husbands was composer Jack Norworth, of "Shine on Harvest Moon" fame.