tom cruise running

Did you know that if Tom Cruise stops running, he dies? Well not exactly, but if he runs less, his movies do worse at the box office. Really. It’s science.

A study from the folks at Rotten Tomatoes have figured out that the amount that Cruise runs in his movies correlate with how good the movies are — and how well they do at the box office.

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gotti rotten tomatoes user reviews

Following a dismal critical reception and an even more dismal box office performance, Gotti has released a new ad getting to the alleged heart of the problem: the critics. The bizarre ad for John Travolta’s mob movie attacks the critics that tore down Gotti while boasting about the rave “user” reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. But there’s something fishy about those Gotti Rotten Tomatoes user reviews that the marketing is so proud of.

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gotti reviews

Critics have whacked Gotti, the new mob movie starring John Travolta as the Teflon Don. 45 producers (!) struggled for almost a decade to bring this biopic to the big screen. Perhaps they should’ve waited a little bit longer – Gotti reviews have earned the movie a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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martin scorsese rotten tomatoes

It’s no secret that Martin Scorsese isn’t a fan of Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, he’s penned an entire essay denigrating the website and other review aggregators like it, calling them “hostile to filmmakers.” And now the legendary director is back at it again, reviving the Martin Scorsese Rotten Tomatoes feud with several new inflammatory remarks against the review aggregator website.

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Moviepass moviefone

MoviePass wants to become your one-stop shop when it comes to going to the movie theater. The movie theater subscription service has already gotten the ticket-buying market cornered — to the joy of some and the chagrin of others in the industry — and now it wants to become a source of movie reviews.

The recent MoviePass Moviefone acquisition raised some eyebrows when it made headlines last week, since Moviefone’s assets seemed to overlap with what MoviePass already offered. But MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe revealed that he has more ambitious plans in mind than simply offering movie listings.

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cherry picks

There’s no question that Rotten Tomatoes has become a force to be reckoned with in the movie industry. The review aggregation site has become a powerful influencer on audience opinion — though it’s still up in the air whether it impacts box office at all. But there’s one problem: the top Rotten Tomatoes critics are still mostly men.

Enter Cherry Picks. The review aggregator site aims to be the all-female alternative to Rotten Tomatoes, pulling reviews exclusively written by women.

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bright reviews

“It’s made for the fans, not the critics,” is an increasingly common defense that filmmakers and actors are falling back on these days. Now, it’s apparently a shield for every middling blockbuster that critics savaged, from superhero movies that do have a built-in audience, to an original Netflix film that…doesn’t.

And it’s what Bright star Joel Edgerton is sticking by. Bright was David Ayer‘s sci-fi crime movie for Netflix that broke the streaming service’s records for its original films, garnering it a sequel and apparent immunity to negative critical reaction.

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Atlanta season 2 reviews

When a brand new show wins two Emmys and two Golden Globes, it can be tough to top that level of early success. But it seems as if Donald Glover‘s occasionally surreal FX comedy/drama Atlanta has managed to fly in the face of the dreaded sophomore slump. The reviews are in, and early buzz about the new season is strong – so strong, in fact, that as of the time of this writing, season 2 has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Read some excerpts from a handful of Atlanta season 2 reviews below.
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Black Panther rotten tomatoes reviews

If you need more evidence that the internet can be a horrible place and that fandom toxicity has run amok, peek at the “movement” around Black Panthers Rotten Tomatoes score.

The Marvel film hasn’t even been released in theaters yet, and already a Facebook group is planning to flood its Rotten Tomatoes page with negative reviews. The name of the Facebook group? “Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys.”

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Paddington 2 Rotten Tomatoes Score

Paddington 2, a film about a very polite bear who has to face-off against Hugh Grant in a bunch of wigs, is now the best reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. For now. This will change! But at this very moment in time, the film has held fast to its 100% rating. Let’s all celebrate by pretending the world isn’t a cesspool of misery! More on the Paddington 2 Rotten Tomatoes score below.

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