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.
Born in India to English parents, Philip Merivale began his British stage career at the turn of century. On both London and Broadway stage, Merivale was a star, the sort of actor for whom vehicles were specially written. Perhaps he came into films too late for his star status to remain intact, or perhaps his saturnine facial features were not considered particularly photogenic. Whatever the case, Merivale was relegated to secondary roles during his film years. His screen characters were usually serene and sympathetic, notably the martyred Professor Sorel in the 1942 drama This Land is Mine; but he was also effective as an erudite villain, e.g. his duplicitous Prince Saul in Laurel & Hardy's Nothing But Trouble (1945). His final film role was Judge Longstreet in Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946). Philip Merivale's second wife was British actress Gladys Cooper.