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 former vaudeville and stock actor, Roland West entered films as a performer during the World War I era. A director from 1918 onward, West specialized in "old dark house" thrillers with an inner lining of humor, notably The Monster (1925) and The Bat (1926). Appearing in many of West's silent efforts was his actress wife, Jewel Carmen. In the first three years of the sound era, West turned out a fascinating body of work: Alibi (1929), The Bat Whispers (1930) and Corsair (1931), standard melodramas lifted out of the ordinary by the director's innovative camera techniques. Corsair turned out to be West's last film; his many personal idiosyncrasies had hardly endeared him with the Hollywood hierarchy: he insisted upon shooting only at night and never permitted any producers of any kind on his set. If his film career hadn't ended in 1931, it would have been utterly destroyed in 1935, when West was implicated in the mysterious -- and still unsolved -- death of his former mistress, actress Thelma Todd. During the last two decades of his life, Roland West managed a popular Hollywood restaurant.