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 Scopes Trial of 1925 was a defining moment in American political and religious history. A Tennessee school science teacher, John Scopes, volunteered to be the defendant in a test case on the legitimacy of teaching evolution in the public schools. The lines were drawn between the fundamentalists and the scientists, the former using the Bible to refute the scientific evidence produced by the latter. Each side had a powerful advocate: William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. The two great trial lawyers sparred over the issue of evolution before a transfixed nation that received the news in a media blitz. In the end, the forces of progress won out -- a temporary victory in a war that continues to this very day. Archival film footage, photographs, radio reports, newspaper accounts, interviews, and scholarly commentary tell the story of the famous Monkey Trial.