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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"A Hidden Life" is an engrossing examination of an Internet sex scandal (and a newspaper's online sting operation) that led to the 2005 recall of Spokane mayor Jim West (1951-2006) after West visited a gay chat room on a city computer. Included: clips of West; comments by Spokesman-Review editor Steve Smith and reporters Bill Morlin and Karen Dorne Steele; and West's ex-wife Ginger Marshall. A federal probe failed to yield criminal charges against West.