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 barnstorming stage actor for nearly 20 years, burly leading man Tom Santschi entered films in 1909. Five years later, he made cinema history with his bloody, drawn-out screen fistfight with William Farnum in The Spoilers (1914). Farnum won that bout and remained a star; Santschi lost, and spent most of the 1910s and 1920s losing several other movie battles in villainous roles. Before settling into secondary parts, Santschi directed many of his starring vehicles, including His Fighting Blood (1914) and A Sultana of the Desert (1915). Shortly before his death from high blood pressure in 1931, an ageing but unbowed Tom Santschi engaged in another movie brawl with William Farnum in the early talkie Ten Nights in a Bar-Room.