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.
Mel Howard dabbled in different aspects of the filmmaking process. He was primarily a producer but also occasionally worked on screenplays, acted, and assisted with directing chores. His production credits include the Gene Wilder vehicle Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970) and Snapshots (1974), for which he also wrote the screenplay and appeared as an actor. As a performer, Howard was particularly memorable for playing a Talmudic scholar in Hester Street (1975). Howard married filmmaker Michelle Le Brun extremely late in life, and found out soon after their nuptials that he was suffering from a terminal illness. His journey down that path became the subject of Le Brun's 1999 film Death: A Love Story, shot in the early to mid-'90s and released three years after Howard's death in July 1996.