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.
While it may no longer be the fright-fest it once was, there's no denying that the excitement, suspense and tension of Steven Spielberg's seminal blockbuster never seems to diminish with the skill, craft and sheer quality of the piece becoming only more evident as time goes on.
The first "horror" film I saw as a young child, "Jaws" was a major blockbuster with artful storytelling and pure thrills that remains one of the greatest and rememberable films ever made. The plot is moved along perfectly with just the right amount of pacing leaving very suspenseful moments of potential shark attacks. And of course, its biggest effect on the viewer is the next time they step into the ocean themselves and the very famous John Williams theme echoes in their head.