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.
Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus has worked with some of the world's finest directors, including Ranier Werner Fassbinder, Mike Nichols, and Martin Scorsese. He broke into films after renowned director and family relation Max Ophuls allowed him to observe the filming of Lola Montes (1955). Ballhaus began working for German New Wave director Fassbinder in 1970, and with him, he produced 15 films including The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979). In 1982, he immigrated to the United States; his first American film was John Sayles' Baby It's You (1982). Since then, Ballhaus has lensed films in every conceivable genre, receiving Oscar nominations for his work on Broadcast News (1987) and The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). In 1993, he earned additional raves for his part in giving Scorsese's adaptation of The Age of Innocence its lush, opulent glow. Subsequently photographing such films as Outbreak (1995), Sleepers (1996) and The Legend of Beggar Vance (2000), Ballhaus would once again find himself Oscar nominated for his work on Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York.