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.
With his supercilious sniff, ill-fitting pince-nez and overall air of pompous ineptitude, Will Hay was one of the great British character comedians of his time. A former bookkeeper, Hay began his music-hall career in 1909, performing a sketch in which he impersonated a seedy, incompetent schoolmaster. He would continue to play this character, or variations thereof, for the rest of his professional life; his familiar catchphrase "Good Morning, Boys" served as the title of Ray Seaton and Roy Martin's 1978 biography of Hay. In films from 1934, Hay generally shared the screen with his two favorite foils, rotund Graham Moffatt and toothless Moore Marriott. His best film was Oh, Mr. Porter (1937), in which he played a bumbling stationmaster who manages to round up a nest of smugglers. Hay collaborated on the screenplays of most of his films, and co-directed his last two efforts, The Goose Steps Out (1942) and My Learned Friend (1943). These final films weren't quite as successful as Hay's earlier vehicles, possibly because of his ill-advised decision to divest himself of stooges Moffatt and Marriot. When he wasn't convulsing audiences, Will Hay was a serious student of astronomy; in 1935 he published a book on the subject, Through My Telescope.