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 child prodigy from New Zealand, Ra Hould (born Richard Arthur Hould) began his long screen career as a sort of poor man's Freddie Bartholomew at Republic Pictures, for whom he starred in Dangerous Holiday (1937). He basically played himself, a ten-year-old violinist, and several commented on his likeness to MGM's Bartholemew, Variety opining: "Likeness may bring Hould attention for a time but will probably react against his chances in the end." When Bartholomew became entangled in a contract dispute with Metro, Hould replaced him in Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937), earning above-title billing along with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. The studio changed his name to Ronald Sinclair and under that moniker he went on to portray Edward IV as a boy in Universal's quasi-horror show Tower of London (1939) and Jasper King, the rich boy in Columbia's Five Little Peppers series (1939-1940). Adolescence, however, reared its ugly head and Hould/Sinclair eventually found a new career as a film editor. From 1954, he worked closely with maverick producer/director Roger Corman and low-budget director Bert I. Gordon, editing such camp classics as Swamp Woman (1955), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1958), and Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965).