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.
Gabriel Byrne is one of the best-respected actors of his generation. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1950, Byrne didn't begin acting until he was in late twenties, after studying archeology and linguistics in college, but after making his mark on the Dublin stage, he was cast in a popular Irish television serial, The Riordans, which gave him his first taste of fame and critical acclaim. Since then, Byrne has worked with some of the world's leading filmmakers, including Joel and Ethan Coen (Miller's Crossing), Wim Wenders (The End Of Violence), David Cronenberg (Spider), Jim Jarmush (Dead Man) and John Boorman (Excalibur), and earned a Golden Globe award for his work on the innovative HBO series In Treatment. Filmmaker Pat Collins profiles Byrne in the documentary Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home, in which Byrne talks about his work, his personal life, and how his celebrity has had an impact on his art and his life off stage. Originally produced for Irish television, Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home was also screened at a number of international film festivals, including the 2009 Doku-Arts International Festival For Films On Art. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi