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.
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I only wanted to see this because I'd heard it was filmed on Mackinac Island. The section which takes place there is abruptly dropped into the film when Esther Williams' character wants to bring her new boyfriend to meet her grandmother on the island. There are scenes on the dock and later in the Grand Hotel and by its pool. The plot is nothing to get excited about but there are a couple of nice swimming scenes with Williams. Jimmy Durante's in it too, but his vaudevillian shtick doesn't age too well.
Only producer Joe Pasternak would think of combining a swimmer (Williams), a comic (Durante), an opera star (Melchior) and an untalented crooner (Johnson); the results are what one might expect - colorful but empty.