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.
This PBS video is part of the popular American Experience series. It chronicles the story of Thomas Edison and his pioneering efforts in the field of electricity. In 1879, in Menlo Park, NJ, Edison dazzled the world with the first display of electric lights. The story continues with Edison's rivalry with Nicolas Tesla and his backer, George Westinghouse, over control of the electric industry. Tesla's more efficient design of alternating current eventually won out against Edison's direct current method. Archival photographs, diaries, and scholarly commentary tell the story of this giant figure in American history.