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.
A writer/actor/director on the legitimate stage and vaudeville, Melville W. Brown inaugurated his movie career as a performer in 1916. Within four years, Brown was directing comedy two-reelers and action films. He scripted two of the best silent efforts of director Clarence Brown (no relation), Smoldering Fires (1924) and The Goose Woman (1924). It was back to directing at RKO in 1929; his most famous (and least effective) effort at that studio was the Amos 'n' Andy vehicle Check and Double Check (1930). After several poverty-row quickies, Melville W. Brown headed to England in 1938 to helm his final picture, the musical oddity He Loved an Actress.