Rotten Tomatoes Critics Diversity

Exactly one year ago, Rotten Tomatoes announced they would be adding new critics that would be part of their Tomatometer rating system, focusing on the inclusion of more diverse voices in criticism. Today the entertainment rating aggregation website announced they’ve added over 600 critics in the past year, adding more women, critics of color, and content creators from outside of the traditional channels of entertainment criticism. Read More »

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating System

In recent years, Rotten Tomatoes has become a haven for trolls trying to tear down the audience score for new movies in order to feed into their whacked-out personal agendas. The site has been trying their best to battle it for a little while now, but thankfully, the movie rating aggregator has figured out how to tackle the problem head-on.

Starting today, Rotten Tomatoes will require users to have their movie ticket purchase verified in order to contribute a rating and/or review to the aggregate audience score for a movie. Read More »

rotten tomatoes study

Following the deluge of negative posts on the Captain Marvel Rotten Tomatoes user page, Rotten Tomatoes took serious measures to secure its website against malicious trolls looking to skew a movie’s audience rating. But that may have just been the beginning of Rotten Tomatoes’ countermeasures against potential user sabotage.

The review aggregator website is considering further changes to the Rotten Tomatoes audience review guidelines in order to combat trolls that have been targeting films like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ghostbusters, and even Star Wars: Episode 9.

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rotten tomatoes audience score

The Rotten Tomatoes audience score has become sorely abused. Once an area of the review aggregator website where fans and audience members could share their thoughts on a movie, it has now become a cesspool of online trolls trying to poison public perception — often before they’ve even seen the movie. The latest victim of this mass targeting was Captain Marvel which, again, has not come out yet.

But following the string of movies that were “review bombed,” including Black Panther and now Star Wars: Episode 9, Rotten Tomatoes is moving to combat online trolls. The review aggregator is drastically altering its audience rating system and preventing users from leaving reviews before a film’s release.

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best-reviewed movies of 2018

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, which was a box office juggernaut and bona fide cultural phenomenon last year, also happens to be the best-reviewed wide release film of 2018. That’s according to Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregate site which just released its Golden Tomato Awards, an annual list that spotlights the best-reviewed movies of the year. Find out which films won in categories like Best Foreign Film, Best Directorial Debut, and more below.
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As we all know, Rotten Tomatoes is the only way to determine whether or not a movie is good (this is a joke, please don’t @ me). And according to the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, movies are getting better. At least, that’s what movie marketing consultant David A. Gross discovered when he ran an experiment calculating Rotten Tomatoes scores since 1997 for movies released on 1,000 or more screens. Can this be accurate? Are movies really getting better, resulting in higher Rotten Tomatoes scores? Or is this a case of an influx of critics tipping the numbers?

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Since the first movie reviews were published, film criticism has largely been dominated by men – specifically white men. But times are changing, and review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes is taking new steps to ensure that a variety of diverse voices will factor into its all-powerful Tomatometer rating system. Read about the site’s new changes below. Read More »

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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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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