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.
Author, filmmaker, and cowgirl Nancy Kelly returned to her hometown of North Adams, MA, to make the documentary Downside Up. While many other U.S. factories were closing down in the '80s, the Sprague Electric Company quit manufacturing capacitors in its North Adams plant. This left thousands of residents unemployed and the town started down an economic decline. In order to revitalize the city, the mayor teamed up with the director of neighboring Williams College to propose that an abandoned mill be used as the site of a contemporary art museum. In 1999, the MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) was opened. Part of the Independent Lens series on PBS, Downside Up has been screened at film festivals, schools, and community groups across the U.S.