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.
American screenwriter Michael Wilson was first a short story writer and instructor before going to write screenplays for Hopalong Cassidy Westerns in Hollywood in 1940. He interrupted his career to serve as a lieutenant with the Marines. Upon his return, Wilson was assigned to write for important productions, resulting in his winning an Oscar for his collaboration for the script of A Place in the Sun (1951). That year, Wilson was also summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee who blacklisted him after he refused to say whether or not he had been a member of the Communist Party. Following this, Wilson was only able to find work on Herbert Biberman's independently produced docudrama Salt of the Earth (1954). He also occasionally took assignments on the sly and contributed to many major films such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962), but his work went uncredited. Wilson was not able to work publicly again until the late '60s.