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.
As a screenwriter Miguel Pinero had a reputation for penning realistic, violent accounts of criminals on the New York streets and in prison. He knew his subject well and frequently had difficulties with the law that resulted in at least two prison sentences. He was incarcerated in Sing Sing when he wrote the play Short Eyes, a brutal, wrenching account of the abuse suffered by a child molester in prison. Short Eyes was made into a film in 1976. Pinero made his acting debut and subsequently appeared in several other feature films and on television where he was typically cast as a drug-addicted crook. He also continued writing screenplays for such films as Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981) and Alphabet City (1984). Pinero died in 1988.