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.
Welcome to the 8th Annual Tomato Awards, where we honor the best-reviewed movies of the year. As in years past, 2006 had its share of hits, misses, and surprises.
This year, the Man of Steel returned to the big screen after a long absence on a quest -- not for peace, but for a certain plucky reporter who had since moved on. Or had she? The 9/11 World Trade Center attacks were dramatized in not one but two feature films, including one directed in a surprisingly straightforward fashion by Mr. Conspiracy Theory himself, Oliver Stone. 007 Pierce Brosnan had his license to kill revoked by the powers that be; in 2006, that honor belonged to Daniel Craig. A reporter from Kazakhstan did his country proud by poking fun at the U.S. (and how about that wrestling match?), while Tom Cruise found himself on another impossible mission -- doing damage control for that couch-jumping incident on Oprah and various other off-screen shenanigans. Snakes on a plane, X-Men and animated penguins all made an appearance in theaters, as well as numerous documentaries about the war in Iraq.
But which of these films were crowned the freshest by critics in 2006? Read on to see how these movies and the rest of the 2006 crop ranked in the 8th Annual Tomato Awards!
How It Works
Limited releases are defined as opening in 600 or less theaters at initial release. Platform releases, or movies initially release in fewer than 600 theaters that later expand, are categorized as Wide Release.
Foreign releases are defined as non-English language films.
Each critic from our discrete list gets one vote (as determined by their review), all weighted equally.
In order to be considered for domestic categories, a movie must have 40 or more rated reviews and a television show must have 15 or more.
A movie must have 500 or more user ratings to be considered for the User category.
Each movie is eligible in only one genre.
Reviews without ratings are not counted toward the results of the Golden Tomato Awards.
Because reviews are continually added, manually and otherwise, we have a cutoff date at which new reviews are not counted toward the Golden Tomato awards. This year's cutoff date is 1/1/2014.
We use a weighted formula (Bayesian) to account for variation in the number of reviews per movie. The winners are determined by the rankings, designated as the "adjusted score", after applying said formula: (R ÷ (R+M) × T + (M ÷ (R+M))) × A, with "R" representing the number of rated reviews, "M" the minimum number of reviews needed for a movie to qualify, "T" the Tomatometer score, and "A" the average Tomatometer of all the qualifying movies.