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 1996, Russian director Sergei Bodrov won international acclaim with his drama Kavkazsky Plennik/Prisoner of the Mountains, the tragic tale of two Russian soldiers held captive in a remote Caucasian village. The drama earned Bodrov Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Foreign Film, a European film award for its script, several Nika awards, and the Best Film Prize at the San Diego Film Festival. Before studying screenwriting at Russia's premiere film school, VGIK, in 1971, Bodrov studied at the Institute of Energetics for two years. Following his 1974 graduation from VGIK, Bodrov spent three years as a special correspondent for Krokodil magazine. When not contributing articles, he wrote screenplays, with little success until the early '80s. Bodrov made his first foray into film direction in 1984 with Sladky Son Vnutri Travy/Sweet Dreams in the Grass which he co-helmed with Amanbe Alpiev. As with most of his subsequent features, Bodrov also contributed to the screenplay. In addition to directing, Bodrov is a prolific publisher of short stories and essays.