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.
On stage from the age of 14 (she played a much-younger orphanage resident in a Peterborough Repertory staging of Jane Eyre) British actress Vivien Merchant hit her stride in the mid-1950s. From 1956 through 1980, Vivien was married to playwright Harold Pinter; she starred or was co-starred in several of his plays, notably as Ruth in The Homecoming. The actress made her first film appearance in Alfie (1966), winning an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lily, the bored housewife whose fling with hedonistic Michael Caine culminates in a painful abortion. One of Merchant's most delightful screen turns was also one of the least typical: the air-headed gourmet-cook wife of long-suffering Scotland Yard inspector Alec McCowan in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972). Merchant left acting in 1980 after she and Pinter divorced. She died in 1982.