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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During the fall of Saigon in 1975, countless children were separated from their parents during the final, frantic rush to escape Vietnam before the Communist takeover. Among the kids airlifted to safety was a 7-year-old Amerasian girl named Heidi Bub, born to a Vietnamese mother and an American serviceman. Growing up with her adoptive family in Tennessee, the adult Heidi regarded herself as American through and through, yet the opportunity to return to her homeland in 1997 proved irresistible. Anticipating a joyful reunion with her birth mother Mai Thi Kim, Heidi was not disappointed -- at least not at first. But it did not take long for disillusionment to set in, as Heidi began to rebel against her mother's overbearing displays of affection, exacerbated by the strained relationship between Heidi and her new-found Vietnamese brother. Having assumed that the inevitable clash of cultures would not affect her feelings for her original family, Heidi came to realize that "happy endings" were neither automatic nor guaranteed. Produced for the PBS documentary series American Experience, Daughter from Danang was given a brief theatrical release in January 2002, subsequently winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and earning an Academy Award nomination. The film finally made its TV bow in April 2003.