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.
Comedian/dancer Monte Banks emigrated from his native Italy to America in 1914. He appeared in stage musicals, then embarked upon a film career, starring in several lively comedy shorts and features of the 1920s. The most famous of these was Play Safe (1926), which was capped by a breathtaking runaway-train sequence that has since been excerpted in several comedy-film compilations. He moved to England in 1928, where he married popular musical comedy star Gracie Fields, whom he directed in several films. As part of Ms. Fields' deal with Hollywood's 20th Century-Fox studios, Banks was handed a feature film to direct; the result was Great Guns (1941), one of Laurel and Hardy' weakest films. Before leaving Hollywood for good, Monte Banks played a supporting role in the Tyrone Power vehicle Blood and Sand (1940) (in which he was billed as William Montague) and the 1945 Fox feature A Bell for Adano.