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.
In his way, New York City television anchor man Roger Grimsby was a pioneer of broadcast news. Along with fellow groundbreakers Geraldo Rivera, Howard Cosell and gossip columnist Rona Barret, Grimbsy helped usher in the era of "happy talk" during Eyewitness News broadcasts. The term "happy talk" refers to a friendly chattiness and joshing camaraderie affected by the news team on air and is designed to lighten up the often depressing nature of newscasts. Grimsby, with his sharp, sly wit and deadpan demeanor took such talk to a new level. He was famous for not concealing his contempt for certain colleagues. Over his 40-year career as a television journalist, spending the latter half of it in New York City, he also worked in San Diego and San Francisco. At the peak of his popularity, Grimsby occasionally cameoed in feature films such as Bananas (1971) and Ghostbusters (1984).