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.
Screenwriter and producer Paul King worked in television and feature films. In 1959 he received an Oscar nomination for co-writing (with Joseph J. Stone) the original story for Operation Petticoat. A native of Los Angeles, King obtained a bachelor's degree from Loyola University and a master's in English from the University of Southern California in 1950. He joined the Navy for a few years and after his discharge, went to Hollywood to become a writer. Other film scripts he has written include Wild Heritage (1958). King was more prolific as a television writer specializing in Westerns. Shows featuring his work include Bat Masterson, Rawhide, Wagon Train, and Bonanza. In the mid-'60s, King became the vice president of program production at CBS television and remained with the network through 1975. In 1980, he teamed with NBC to become their vice president of prime time series until his retirement in 1986. King died of cancer on July 10, 1996, at age 69.