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.
A late-blooming actress whose delayed entry into the entertainment industry at age 65 followed an extended career as an accountant, Peg Phillips would nevertheless endear herself to television audiences as lively shopkeeper Ruth-Anne Miller on television's popular Northern Exposure. A native of Everett, WA, who had, as a child, dreamed of a life on the silver screen, Phillips instead chose a more practical career in order to adequately care for her children and pay the bills. Following her retirement, Phillips would enroll in the University of Washington drama school in 1984. Never actually completing her degree due to increasing film and television work, Phillips signed on for what was at first an intermittent role in Northern Exposure, though her lovably acidic character would soon become a regular fixture of the series. With film work including such features as Waiting for the Light (1990) and Dogfight (1991), Phillips was able to give back to her community by founding a drama program for juvenile offenders at the Snoqualmie, WA, children's center at which she volunteered. Phillips would also found Woodinville, Washington's Woodinville Repertory Theater, where she would appear in numerous plays. Other television credits besides Northern Exposure include 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel and ER. An unrepentant lifetime smoker, Peg Phillips died of lung cancer on November 7, 2002. She was 84.