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.
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Skinny, diminutive (4'10") comic actor Sid Silvers started out in vaudeville as a stooge for monologist Phil Baker. As Baker would play his accordion and crack jokes, the adenoidal Silvers would heckle him from the audience (this chapter in Silvers' career was later fictionalized in the 1951 Martin and Lewis comedy The Stooge). He remained with Baker until the end of the 1920s, graduating to such Broadway revues as Artists and Models (1925) and A Night in Venice (1929). An accomplished writer, Silvers contributed lyrics and librettos to several Broadway musicals, all the while remaining an active performer. He made his film debut in 1929's The Show of Shows, then went on to play supporting parts in such productions as Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934), Born to Dance (1936), and Broadway Melody of 1936; he also collaborated on the scripts of the last two films. He often contributed special comedy material, sans screen credit, to some of the larger MGM productions; one such assignment was 1939's Wizard of Oz. Concentrating on his stage and radio work in the 1940s, Sid Silvers made one final film appearance in 1946, playing a comic featured role in Mr. Ace.