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.
The son of actors James and Lucille Gleason, Russell Gleason started his own career as a juvenile in several of his parents' stage productions. Russell made the transition to films in 1929's The Sophomore; the following year, he scored a personal and critical success as Private Muller in the Oscar-winning All Quiet on the Western Front. His subsequent screen assignments included the role of perennial boyfriend Herbert Thompson in 20th Century-Fox's "Jones Family" series, and Republic's "Higgins Family" outings, in which he co-starred with his mother and father. Russell Gleason was 37 years old when he died in an accidental fall from a hotel window; his widow was radio and screen actress Cynthia Lindsay, who in 1975 wrote Dear Boris, an affectionate memoir of the Gleason family's close friend Boris Karloff.