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.
The American Experience tells the dramatic history of the first transcontinental railroad -- a feat of engineering and backbreaking labor that opened up the riches of the West and turned America's dream of manifest destiny into a reality. This hour-long treatment focuses on the politics, the personalities, and the money that drove this project to completion, along with the brutal working conditions for the 20,000 (mostly immigrant) laborers. Designed for educational use as well as home viewing.