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.
Mark Frankel had a promising career as a leading man and was busy in feature films and television productions on both sides of the Atlantic when he died at age 34 in a motorcycle accident. The London-born Frankel was the son of a British Air Force pilot and the grandson of a noted concert violinist/conductor. He originally trained for the stage and received classical instruction at such institutions as the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art where he studied under Jack Waltzer. Before that he attended college and during that time was a professional tennis player. He made his stage debut in Days of Cavafy. Though by the early '90s, the darkly handsome Frankel was a television veteran, having appeared in telemovies such as Young Catherine (1991, opposite Julia Ormond), and starred in the miniseries chronicle of Michelangelo's life A Season of Giants (1991), he did not make his feature-film debut until 1993 when he starred as a Jewish youth who abandons city life and his family to raise pork in the British-made comedy Leon the Pig Farmer. The film won the Charlie Chaplin Award at that year's Edinburgh Film Festival and a critics Award at the Venice Film Festival. He then landed a starring part in another British production, the romantic comedy Solitaire for Two. (1994). He made a splash on American television during the 1992-93 season of the NBC dramedy Sisters, playing handsome millionaire Simon Bolt. In 1996, he starred in the short-lived series The Kindred. Frankel last appeared in For Roseanna- (1997). The motorcycle accident occurred in London on September 24, 1996.