Rotten Tomatoes expands memberships, changes critic eligibility requirements

The proverbial produce aisles of review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes are about to get a little more well-stocked, as the site has expanded the eligibility requirements for being a Tomatometer-eligible critic. In other words, that means more people’s reviews will now count toward the “Rotten” or “Fresh” rating on…

Gotti's weird anti-critic campaign is spawning some very believable conspiracy theories

Yesterday, we reported on the bizarre marketing tactics being used to promote John Travolta’s terribly received John Gotti biopic, Gotti. The movie’s marketing team railed against “troll” critics who lambasted the film and used the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating to justify the claim that “audiences loved Gotti.”…

Gotti responds to 0% Rotten Tomatoes score with scorching hot anti-critic ad campaign

By all accounts, John Travolta’s new John Gotti biopic, Gotti, is terrible. It’s been widely panned by critics, earning a rare 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it didn’t even make it into the top 10 at the box office on its opening weekend. But the marketing team behind the film is determined to turn things…

John Travolta snags the third 0-percent Rotten Tomatoes score of his career, for Gotti

Cementing his place as the undisputed anti-Paddington 2 of his film-making generation, John Travolta has just passed yet another cinematic milestone, scoring his third zero-percent, certified “Rotten” score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Travolta pulled down the auspicious Triple Splat for his much-delayed…

Martin Scorsese still hates Rotten Tomatoes

Back in October, Martin Scorsese dismissed Rotten Tomatoes and other review aggregation websites, saying that they “have absolutely nothing to do with real film criticism” and that they “rate a picture the way you’d rate a horse at the racetrack. He says condensing a movie down to a score—or a “Rotten” or “Fresh”…

Black Panther is tied for the best Rotten Tomatoes score of any superhero movie

It shall forever be known that the efforts of whiny racists on Facebook don’t actually amount to much in the world of Rotten Tomatoes, as the attempt to torpedo Black Panther’s rating on the review aggregation website earlier this month was so unsuccessful that Ryan Coogler’s Marvel movie now has the best Rotten…

The covert plan to tank Black Panther's Rotten Tomatoes score is not going well

Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther not only broke the ticket presale record for literally all superhero movies, but has also been a top daily ticket seller on Fandango. Not bad for a movie that doesn’t come out for two weeks. Ah, but not everybody is excited about the movie’s upcoming release. Who wouldn’t be excited for …

Paddington 2 has now climbed to the very top of the Rotten Tomatoes peak

Earlier this week, we reported on a somewhat surprising milestone for the recently released kids’ film Paddington 2, when the Paul King-directed crowdpleaser became one of only four current films to claim a 100 percent certified “fresh” rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. It crossed another, even bigger one…

Paddington 2 is one of only 4 films with a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score

Say what you like about Rotten Tomatoes—whether you fall on the “It’s a useful aggregating tool” or the “It’s destroying Hollywood” sides of the current arguments surrounding it—it’s unarguably a beautiful monument to the power of human divisiveness. Out of all the films ever rated by the site, only three have ever…

John Carpenter would like to dispute Rotten Tomatoes' claim that he is dead

John Carpenter is done with directing movies. He doesn’t even really like to discuss his old movies, preferring instead to talk about video games and play one-handed keyboard all day. But while he’s largely moved on to a second career as a touring musician who sometimes dabbles in TV and comic books, he is, we are…

Sorry movie studios, you can't blame Rotten Tomatoes for the lousy box office

Aside from It, this summer’s box office has been largely terrible. Oh sure, The Hitman’s Bodyguard has been making a good amount of money, but studios don’t release movies in the summer so they can make a good amount of money; They release movies in the summer so executives can buy miniature yachts that fit inside…

Let’s gaze into the abyss of movies with 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes ratings

There are two types of bad movies: The ones the zeitgeist deems bad (like, say, The Room, Birdemic, or Academy Award winner Crash) or the ones the critics refuse to adorn with their approval. The following video is concerned with the latter, though there is a little overlap with the former, if only for the fact that…

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