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.
Matthew Nile Ashford was born on January 29th, 1960, in Davenport, Iowa. He comes from a rather large family being the sixth of eight children; David, Teresa, Jeffrey, Phil, Randy, Matthew, Susie and Sally. When Matthew was 13 years old the family moved to Fairfax, VA, where he became heavily involved in the high-school drama program. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the top-ranked North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. During the summer months, Matt worked in Myrtle Beach as a street performer with a buddy from school. They called themselves the Ragamuffin Magic & Mime Company, rode unicycles, juggled, and even wore red rubber noses! After graduating from college, Matthew decided to take his act to New York City, and was quickly signed to the contract role of "Drew Ralston" on "One Life to Live" (1968). He stayed with the show for a year, until Drew was killed in a flower shop on the night before his wedding. Within the year, Matthew was under contract with another soap. In 1983, he was signed by "Search for Tomorrow" (1951) where he played "Cagney McCleary" until the show was canceled in 1986. In 1987, Matthew married his girlfriend of two years, moved to Los Angeles, and was snatched up by "Days of Our Lives" (1965) for his most famous role, "Jack Deveraux" (1987-1993).