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.
Produced by Sherry Jones, this award-winning documentary details the life and times of nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov. Brought to video by PBS, the production spans the 70 years that Sakharov spent evolving from a premier atomic researcher to a human rights advocate to the father of the democratic movement within the red borders of the former Soviet Union. Part of the Frontline series of investigative reporting, this specific episode grants special access to the private world of Sakharov with interviews and social commentary from family, friends, and previous comrades at arms. Using the collapse of socialism as a backdrop, this profile teaches a powerful lesson about the pursuit of a more humane society for all.