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.
Long esteemed as one of the most gifted directors (and occasional producers) of British telefilms, Peter Graham Scott arrived in that venue via a somewhat circuitous route. Born in East Sheen, Surrey, England, Scott accepted his mother's prompting to pursue an acting career, actualized with a bit part in an Alfred Hitchcock film, Young and Innocent (1937). Scott then realized, mid-production (while quietly watching Hitchcock set up a key tracking shot), that he wanted to direct his own ideas and stories. A brief stint at the British Ministry of Information, followed by an abortive attempt to shoot a script by Dylan Thomas, a helming assignment on a documentary, and an editing gig on the Graham Greene picture Brighton Rock (1947) preceded Scott's decision to join the BBC as a producer-in-training. His foremost ability, however -- as he had initially sensed -- lay in directing actors, and he indeed made his most enduring impact in that capacity, with such critically acclaimed efforts as Escape Route (1952), Hideout (1956), One (1956), and the 1958 Women in Love (not to be confused with the 1969 Ken Russell picture or an adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's work). In time, Scott ventured into helming episodes of ongoing British television series, particularly the cult spy-themed programs The Prisoner and The Avengers. In the 1970s and '80s, Scott also gravitated more from direction to production; his credits during that period include Kidnapped (1979), Jamaica Inn (1983), The Canterville Ghost (1986), and Passion and Paradise (1989). His Kidnapped qualified as the first British series to make it to U.S. cable television. Scott's greatest accomplishment over the course of his career, however, arguably lay in launching the careers of such legends as Judi Dench, Oliver Reed, Sean Connery, Glenda Jackson, and Peter Sellers, whom he hired for small-screen productions when they were virtual unknowns. Scott spent the final years of his career at the HTV network in Great Britain. He died at age 83 on August 25, 2007, of unspecified causes.