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 former leading man of the Whitney Opera Co., handsome, athletic William Stowell became a star with the Chicago-based Selig Polyscope Company in 1909. One of the early silent era's busiest actors, Stowell later defected from Selig in favor of the American Company of Santa Barbara, CA, where he became a leading man for the likes of Rhea Mitchell and Audrey Munson. After joining Universal in 1917, Stowell was teamed with brunette Dorothy Phillips and together they starred in a series of popular melodramas that included A Doll's House ( with Stowell as Helmer), Broadway Love (1918), and The Right to Happiness (1919). At the height of his popularity, Universal sent Stowell to Africa to film a melodrama on location in the Congo. En route by train from Cape Town, South Africa, Stowell and several members of his crew were killed when a loaded oil tanker crashed into the rear of their car.