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Rotten Tomatoes: About

Rotten Tomatoes: About

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Rotten Tomatoes: About

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THE ROTTEN TOMATOES

Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer score are the world’s most trusted recommendation resources for quality entertainment. As the leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from critics, they provide fans with a comprehensive guide to what’s Fresh – and what’s Rotten – in theaters and at home. The Tomatometer is just the beginning.

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The Tomatometer

The Tomatometer score – based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics is a trusted measurement of a movie. Back in the days of the open theaters, when a play was particularly atrocious, the audience expressed their dissatisfaction by not only booing and hissing at the stage, but also throwing whatever was at hand – vegetables and fruits included.The Tomatometer score represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show. A Tomatometer score is calculated for a movie or TV show after it receives at least five reviews.

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The Tomatoes

There are 3 types of tomato here,

  1. RED TOMATO When at least 60% of reviews for a movie or TV show are positive, a red tomato is displayed to indicate its Fresh status.
  2. GREEN SPLAT TOMATO When less than 60% of reviews for a movie or TV show are positive, a green splat is displayed to indicate its Rotten status.
  3. FADED TOMATO When there is no Tomatometer score available, which could be because the title hasn’t released yet or there are not enough ratings to generate a score.

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The Certified Fresh

Certified Fresh status is a special distinction awarded to the best-reviewed movies and TV shows. In order to qualify, movies or TV shows must meet the following requirements:

  1. A consistent Tomatometer score of 75% or higher.
  2. At least five reviews from Top Critics.
  3. Films in wide release must have a minimum of 80 reviews. This also applies for films going from limited to wide release.
  4. Films in limited release must have a minimum of 40 reviews.
  5. Only individual seasons of a TV show are eligible, and each must have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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Curation

Rotten Tomatoes has assembled a team of curators whose job it is to read thousands of movie and TV reviews weekly. The team collects movie and TV reviews from Tomatometer-approved critics and publications every day, generating Tomatometer scores. Their curators carefully read these reviews, noting if the reviews are Fresh or Rotten, and choose a representative pull-quote. Tomatometer-approved critics can also self-submit their reviews.

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The Audience Score

The Audience Score, denoted by a popcorn bucket, represents the percentage of users who have rated a movie or TV show positively. With films for which they can verify users have bought a ticket, the default Audience Score they show is made up of “Verified Ratings,” which represents the percentage of users who have rated a movie or TV show positively who they can verify bought a ticket; it is displayed once enough of those Verified Ratings are in to form a score.

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The Popcorn Buckets

There are 3 types of popcorn bucket here,

  1. FULL POPCORN BUCKET When at least 60% of users give a movie or TV show a star rating of 3.5 or higher, a full popcorn bucket is displayed to indicate its Fresh status.
  2. TIPPED OVER POPCORN BUCKET When less than 60% of users give a movie or TV show a star rating of 3.5 or higher, a tipped over popcorn bucket is displayed to indicate its Rotten status.
  3. FADED POPCORN BUCKET When there is no Audience Score available, which could be because the Title hasn’t released yet or there are not enough ratings to generate a score.

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