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 alumnus of Syracuse University and Hunter College, director/writer Peter Hyams entered show business as a CBS TV newscaster. His first feature film assignment was T.R. Baskin (1971), which he wrote and produced. His maiden directorial efforts were the well-received TV movies The Rolling Man and Goodnight My Love, both broadcast in 1972. The films Hyams has directed for theatrical release have included such slick, satisfying fare as Busting (1974) (which stirred up negative publicity with its alleged anti-gay stance),Peeper (1976) and Telefon (1976). Perhaps his best film work was concentrated in the Alan Pakula/Oliver Stone school of sociopolitical paranoia: Capricorn One (1978) and The Star Chamber (1983). Much castigated for "daring" to follow Stanley Kubrick's 2001 with the only fitfully successful sequel 2010 (1983), Hyams exhibited a considerable amount of directorial skill in glossing over the plot holes that he himself, as screenwriter, concocted (he also handled the photography on 2010, again doing a better job than many critics would admit). Among Hyams' most recent films are Stay Tuned (1992), a satire of cable TV, and Timecop (1994), a futuristic actioner.