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.
The backbone to it all is the ritual torch-passing that allowed incoming seniors to abuse poor freshmen, an alarmingly frank touch that avoids the one-sided sentimentality of an American Graffiti-style pastiche.
The 2-disc Criterion edition includes deleted scenes, audition tapes, interviews and behind the scenes, but the most entertaining features are Linklater's critical view of Universal and Kahane Corn's 1-hour docu of the 10-year-reunion of the cast.