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.
Hindsight is 20/20, but in the case of Frontline: The Spill, even that might not be enough when going up against a powerful corporation focused on profit. The PBS series Frontline and ProPublica look into the details leading up to and surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, including a multitude of safety failures. One case in particular, a 2005 accident at the Texas City, TX, refinery, exhibits the result of cost-cutting efforts and profit boosting that left 15 dead and 170 injured.