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.
Before he became a billionaire and recluse, Howard Hughes not only ran Hughes Aircraft, he also helmed RKO at a time when the studio was a fairly powerful entity in Hollywood. Narrated by actor Billy Zane, this biography profiles Howard Hughes the film producer. Highlights include interviews with various people who knew and worked with Hughes in Hollywood, as well as commentary by film critic Leonard Maltin and information about Hughes romancing various starlets of the 1940s, such as Ava Gardner, Ginger Rogers, and Katharine Hepburn. The program also features details of Hughes' headstrong battle with the censors. In 1943, he caused an uproar when he briefly released The Outlaw without the Production Code seal of approval. Hughes blatantly used Jane Russell's bosom (and her Hughes-engineered bra) to ballyhoo the film, which became a cause célèbre , though it was not very good. Hughes' flaunting of the censorship system spelled the beginning of the end of the antiquated "Hays Code." Also appearing in this video are Sally Forrest, Janet Leigh, and Terry Moore.