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.
Russian filmmaker Roman Balayan earned a degree in direction from the Yerevan Arts and Theater Institute in 1964 and later studied his craft under Timofey Levchuk at Kiev's Institute of Theater Art until 1969. Before becoming a director, Balayan had spent two years as a professional actor. As a director, he initially worked in television during the early '70s and did not make his first feature film, Biryuk/Lone Wolf, until 1977. Balayan has made most of his films at the Dovzhenko Film Studios in Kiev. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi