History Website / RottenTomatoes

29th Jan '18 1:16:33 AM MeaJae97
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All this makes it a good place to get a quick look at how the overall media buzz is trending for any given film. Following the percentage in the days up to the film's main release has become a popular pop-cult sport: watching the score rise and fall on the films you're looking forward to, crossing your fingers that it stays above that magic 60% until the site makes the call with the consensus statement about the film. It's less reliable for older films or tv movies, which might only have a handful of reviews, which are typically mostly positive.

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All this makes it a good place to get a quick look at how the overall media buzz is trending for any given film. Following the percentage in the days up to the film's main release has become a popular pop-cult sport: watching the score rise and fall on the films you're looking forward to, crossing your fingers that it stays above that magic 60% until the site makes the call with the consensus statement about the film. It's less reliable for older films or tv movies, which might only have a handful of reviews, which are typically mostly positive.
positive. The main criticism is that it oversimplifies movie criticism, reducing an entire review to either "fresh" or "rotten". Defenders contend that this makes the website useful for easily formatted consumer advice and movie research.
8th Oct '17 6:04:13 AM KingLyger
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The coveted 'Certified Fresh' rating is only given to a movie which has 40 or more reviews (5 of which must be "cream of the crop", meaning well-known critics like Creator/RogerEbert). Once 'Certified Fresh', a movie keeps that designation unless the rating later drops below 60%.

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The coveted 'Certified Fresh' rating is only given to a movie which has a certain number of reviews[[note]]80 for wide-release movies, 40 or more reviews (5 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows[[/note]], five of which must be "cream of the crop", from "top critics", meaning well-known critics like Creator/RogerEbert). Creator/RogerEbert, and have an overall rating of at least 75%. Once 'Certified Fresh', a movie keeps that designation unless the rating later drops below 60%.
75%.
18th Aug '16 10:12:05 PM Az_Tech341
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Enormously popular, influential filmsite that links to movie reviews across North America. The RT site then flags the reviews as either skewing positive ('fresh') or negative ('rotten') and gives the film an overall percentile rating based on how many there are of each type. For example, a movie with nine positive ratings and one negative would receive a 90%. If the reviewer also has a grading system beyond the fresh/rotten scale, then the percentage is averaged into the 'Average Rating' grade cleverly hidden beneath the Tomatometer. Movies with a rating of 60% or over are officially dubbed 'Fresh' marked with a red tomato/dot, those below are consigned to the 'Rotten' pile with a green splat/dot.

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Enormously popular, An enormously popular and influential filmsite that links to movie reviews across North America. The RT site then flags the reviews as either skewing positive ('fresh') or negative ('rotten') and gives the film an overall percentile rating based on how many there are of each type. For example, a movie with nine positive ratings and one negative would receive a 90%. If the reviewer also has a grading system beyond the fresh/rotten scale, then the percentage is averaged into the 'Average Rating' grade cleverly hidden beneath the Tomatometer. Movies with a rating of 60% or over are officially dubbed 'Fresh' marked with a red tomato/dot, those below are consigned to the 'Rotten' pile with a green splat/dot.
10th Aug '16 1:23:05 PM AreYouTyler
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From 2011 to 2016, Time Warner owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options[[note]]Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista[[/note]]. They later sold Flixster to Comcast-owned [=NBCUniversal=]. Rotten Tomatoes is now owned by Fandango.

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From 2011 to 2016, Time Warner owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of outright through digital distribution service Flixster Flixster, which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options[[note]]Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista[[/note]]. They later sold Flixster to Comcast-owned [=NBCUniversal=]. Rotten Tomatoes is Fandango, a 30/70 joint venture between NBC Universal and Warners, now owned by Fandango.
owns both RT and Flixster.
10th Jun '16 11:47:20 PM nombretomado
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->'''[[StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]:''' What do you think this site will give our next film?\\

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->'''[[StatlerAndWaldorf ->'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Statler]]:''' What do you think this site will give our next film?\\
18th Apr '16 12:50:35 PM PoeDameron
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In November 2012, they discontinued allowing comments to be posted on individual reviews of movies after [[http://deadline.com/2012/07/warner-bros-civil-war-its-rotten-tomatoes-suspends-comments-on-its-dark-knight-rises-after-reviewers-attacked-302667/ an incident that occurred regarding reviews]] of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.

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In November 2012, they discontinued allowing comments to be posted on individual reviews of movies after [[http://deadline.com/2012/07/warner-bros-civil-war-its-rotten-tomatoes-suspends-comments-on-its-dark-knight-rises-after-reviewers-attacked-302667/ an incident that occurred regarding reviews]] of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', which ironically was extremely well-received by critics.
31st Mar '16 11:46:04 PM JMQwilleran
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From 2011 to 2016, Time Warner owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options[[note]]Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista[[/note]]. They later sold Flixster to Comcast-owned [=NBCUniversal=].

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From 2011 to 2016, Time Warner owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options[[note]]Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista[[/note]]. They later sold Flixster to Comcast-owned [=NBCUniversal=].
[=NBCUniversal=]. Rotten Tomatoes is now owned by Fandango.
25th Mar '16 2:31:53 PM Mario1995
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Since 2011, Time Warner has owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options. Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista.

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Since 2011, From 2011 to 2016, Time Warner has owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options. Very options[[note]]Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista.
Vista[[/note]]. They later sold Flixster to Comcast-owned [=NBCUniversal=].
27th Nov '15 8:27:07 AM kchishol
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Since 2011, Time Warner has owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options. Very suspicious..., but no more so when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista.

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Since 2011, Time Warner has owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options. Very suspicious..., but no more so than when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista.
27th Nov '15 8:26:30 AM kchishol
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Since 2011, Time Warner has owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options. Very suspicious...

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Since 2011, Time Warner has owned Rotten Tomatoes via way of digital distribution service Flixster which its Creator/WarnerBros Entertainment division acquired that year in an unrelated effort to improve movie-viewing options. Very suspicious...
suspicious..., but no more so when the classic movie review TV show, ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', was distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}'s Buena Vista.
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