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.
Tom Mankiewicz came from a distinguished film family; his father, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was a renowned director (All About Eve) and his uncle, Herman Mankiewicz, was also a highly respected screenwriter (Citizen Kane). Following studies at the Exeter Academy and Yale, Mankiewicz worked as a production associate on a 1964 film, The Best Man. A few years later, he became a screenwriter. In the early '80s, he directed some episodes of the television series Hart to Hart, and in 1987 he directed his first feature film, Dragnet. Mankiewicz also worked as a script consultant on a few James Bond films and on two of the Superman films. He died of cancer in late July 2010, at age 68.