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.
Before becoming a filmmaker and screenwriter, Luther Reed graduated from Columbia University; he then worked as a journalist and a music and theater critic for the New York Herald. In 1916, Reed became a screenwriter for Lasky; following service in WWI, he began writing for Metro, Ince, and for Cosmopolitan Pictures (the company created by William Randolph Hearst to make films for his lifelong mistress, Marion Davies); while with Cosmopolitan, Reed wrote several scripts for Davies' vehicles. In 1925, he began working as a screenwriter for Paramount; that year, he turned to directing. He continued to be a fairly successful director of late silent films and early talkies, but by the time sound films became the norm, Reed had faded into obscurity.