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.
One of Republic Pictures' last B-Western heroines, Mary Ellen Kay would appear in a total of 14 horse operas before the death of the genre in 1954. That year, she also married a New York cosmetics executive, and although she would grace several subsequent potboilers, her bid for genre stardom was over. Miss Kay was a typical Republic player: beautiful, athletic, and seemingly fearless. In The Last Musketeer (1952), a Rex Allen music oater, she spent three days perfecting the popular running mount. She did a total of six films opposite Allen, including Republic's last entry in the waning singing-cowboy sweepstakes, and also appeared opposite Allan Lane (three times), Charles Starrett, and William Elliott. Appropriately enough, her final film was Buffalo Gun (1961), a low-budget Western featuring yet another Republic Pictures veteran, Don "Red" Barry.