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.
Perhaps no major figure of the 1960s led a more complex or controversial life than onetime Black Panther Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver. A revolutionary initially famous for his prison memoir Black Ice (in which he horrifyingly advocated rape as a form of insurrection), Cleaver also wielded behavior including assault, theft, and drug-pushing, and openly advocated mass murder in his political rallies. Yet somehow, Cleaver won fame as an astute voice of the period, and for many years evaded doing time. He then dramatically reinvented himself in the 1980s as a right-wing Republican, born-again Christian and staunch Reaganite, before lapsing into an ugly bout of cocaine addiction and then dying a quiet death, from prostate cancer, in 1998. In 1997, Cleaver consented to an interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a discussion of his life and career as a social activist, and his role as a civil rights crusader. The documentary Leaving Cleaver tells Cleaver's life story, drawing from extracts of the Gates interview, period footage of Cleaver in action and commentary from Cleaver's wife Kathleen.