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.
In the fall of 2006, many beekeepers around the world began reporting a disturbing phenomenon -- the bees in their hives were dying at a tremendous rate, with some estimating that 90% of the bees in their colonies were gone. While this was obviously a serious blow to honey producers, the disappearance of the bees also posed a potential crisis for global agriculture; the United States Department of Agriculture estimates a third of all food consumed in the U.S. is in some way connected to bee pollination, particularly nuts, berries, vegetables and fruits. As entomologists try to find a solution to what has been called "Colony Collapse Disorder," filmmakers Carter Gunn and Ross McDonnel examines how the scientific community has reacted to CCD and how it has effected one family business in the documentary Colony. The Seppis are a California family who started a beekeeping operation, both to produce honey and to rent their hives to local farmers for pollination. However, the one-two punch of Colony Collapse Disorder and an economic crisis among local farmers has pushed them to the brink of financial meltdown, with no easy answers in sight. Colony was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi