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.
An artist of literary and musical legend, Paul Bowles could also be considered one of the grandfathers of the Beat movement. A native New Yorker, Bowles began dabbling in poetry as a child and shortly thereafter began studying music with Aaron Copland, and later formed a working relationship with Leonard Bernstein. During the 1930s and 1940s, he became a mentor, of sorts, to a number of young writers including the likes of William Burroughs and Allen Ginsburg. Also, during the same time period, Bowles composed musicals on Broadway, as well as featured music for the stage works of Tennessee Williams, William Saroyan, and Orson Welles. His music and his literature were almost exactly polar opposites of each other, with his music having been described as light and enchanting. His novels, on the other hand, tended to highlight darker themes. Bowles was married to fellow writer Jane Sydney Auer, which proved to be a very unconventional marriage, due to the fact that both Bowles and his wife were homosexual and both enjoyed extramarital affairs. Bowles died in late 1999, at the age of 88.