The Media on Rotten Tomatoes
"In the case of Rotten Tomatoes, you even get a 1 to 100 rating that is an aggregation of all the major reviews."
PBS.org's 5Across Roundtable - June 29, 2010
"We're going to be talking movies with Matt Atchity, he's the editor of Rotten Tomatoes.com. He's joining us from LA right now - I know that I haven't seen a single movie all summer, but I know there's some good ones out there and one that flops this weekend."
FOXBusiness.com - June 18, 2010
"While a string of prominent movie sequels is getting panned and performing weakly at the movie box office, Toy Story is garnering near-perfect reviews, as well as piles of money...No wonder: It got a 98 percent rating on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review site, which is pretty unprecedented."
All Things Digital - June 24,2010
"Toy Story 3, the third and final entry in Pixar's animated saga of toys Woody and Buzz Lightyear, opens tomorrow and film fans have been keeping a close eye on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes all week."
Wall Street Journal - June 17, 2010
"Rotten Tomatoes' list of Best Video Game Adaptations tops out with 2001 animated feature Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within -- a notorious box-office flop that topped the list with an aggregate review score of just 44 percent."
CNN.com - June 8th, 2010
"Despite struggling to achieve a double-digits Rotten Tomatoes rating, Sex and the City 2 earned $3 million during last night's midnight showings."
Vanity Fair - May 27, 2010
"Shrek Forever After has a 50 percent approval rating on review aggregating website RottenTomatoes.com... Shrek the Third had 41 percent
approval on Rotten Tomatoes and earned $799 million at worldwide box offices in 2007. Better reviewed Shrek 2 made $920 million in 2004."
Reuters - May 19, 2010
"Roughly three-fourths of the nation's critics recommended the movie, according to RottenTomatoes.com. (The original drew raves from 93% of critics, more than many Oscar contenders.)"
USA Today - May 9, 2010
"'There is pressure for women to do nudity; there is no doubt about that. But I don't think the pressure is anything new,' Rotten Tomatoes' Editor-in-Chief, Matt Atchity told Pop Tarts. 'It's been happening for arguably 30 or 40 years, but do I think there's probably unfairness there. Harvey Keitel famously has got naked in a couple of his films and it's like, really, who cares? But when Halle Berry did Swordfish, that was a big deal.'"
FoxNews.com - April 28, 2010
"The animated How to Train Your Dragon dropped a scant 13% in its third weekend to do $25.4 million. The film, which has earned recommendations from an astounding 98% of critics, according to RottenTomatoes.com, has done $133.9 million."
USA Today - April 11, 2010
"From Rotten Tomatoes.com, which is my go-to site for all things movie, we welcome the Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity back to the Kevin & Bean Show... I know we've got some movies that we've got to talk about for this week, but I have to ask a question, because we're all fans of the site as I've told you in the past. Is it true that 98% of critics have given a positive review to How to Train Your Dragon?"
Kevin & Bean on KROQ-FM Los Angeles - April 9, 2010
"Despite a star-studded cast and an 83% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes, Phillip Morris has been plagued with distribution distress, perhaps due to the film's challenging subject matter."
Variety - April 9, 2010
"Exhibitor Relations expects the new comedy Date Night from News Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox studio to top the box office this weekend with $30 million. The film, starring NBC stalwarts Steve Carell and Tina Fey as a couple whose evening plans go horribly wrong, is getting decent reviews. It scores a 63% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, which measures positive reviews."
Forbes - April 8, 2010
"Certain verticals have won their way into our hearts: Rotten Tomatoes, for example, is likely the first place you'll go for a movie review."
MediaPost - April 6, 2010
"The film, which was retrofitted with 3-D at the last minute, earned a forgettable 30 rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and inspired my colleague Kenny Turan to write that Clash of the Titans could be 'the first film to actually be made worse by being in 3-D.'"
Los Angeles Times - April 5, 2010
"Based on the first of Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy of crime novels, Dragon Tattoo has earned nearly $85 million abroad. The movie might be expected to lure fans of the books; and the enthusiastic reviews (a robust 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes) should attract other curious moviegoers."
TIME - March 28, 2010
"How to Train Your Dragon has a shot at doing even better. A week before its opening, the DreamWorks film recorded a perfect 100% score on the site Rotten Tomatoes, a rarity that means each of the 11 reviewers who have seen it has given it a positive review."
Businessweek - March 24, 2010
"Twi-hards, I want answers. The main audience for KStew's rocker-chick flick turned out to be women 25 and older, a demo that actually might remember the Runaways. Younger audiences stayed away. Why? And did Remember Me's dud reviews (a pathetic 27 percent favorable on rottentomatoes.com) discourage RPattz fans from watching him emote without benefit of the brooding Cullen vampire legacy?"
Rolling Stone - March 22, 2010
"Basterds' has earned $314 million at global box offices, and gets an 89 percent positive rating on review website rottentomatoes.com, which aggregates critics' responses."
Reuters - February 24, 2010
"I don't exactly shower Valentine's Day with roses today in my review. That's because it's Crap, Actually! But I'm not alone: Check out Rotten Tomatoes before you accuse me of overdosing on cranky pills."
Entertainment Weekly - February 12, 2010
"It's not a bad predictor of what's to come at the Oscars either: Since 2001, the Golden Tomato winner in the animation category has also taken home the Oscar for best animated feature six times."
CNN - January 12, 2010
"An animated adventure about a widower who sails away in a house lifted by a bouquet of balloons and an up-close look at a bomb-squad unit in Iraq were the top critical favorites of 2009. Now Up and The Hurt Locker are top winners at the Golden Tomato Awards. The awards honor the best-reviewed films of the year as determined by the Web site RottenTomatoes.com, which compiles reviews from critics to measure the percentage of favorable critiques."
Associated Press - January 12, 2010
"The handy review aggregators Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes pull together not one but 10 years of abominable cinema."
New York Times - December 18, 2009
"There's one decent thing about Hackers and that's Angelina Jolie," Atchity says. "The rest of the movie is a nightmare."
CNN.com - December 17, 2009
"But the truly savvy insider will go online to check the scores at Rotten Tomatoes to parse a film's chances for gold."
Los Angeles Times - December 16, 2009
"But that's exactly why Rotten Tomatoes, originally an online destination for only film reviews, started encouraging users to post their own critiques about six years ago. 'We [thought we] might as well allow users to put their ratings up as well - if only so we can see the difference.'"
CNN.com - December 8, 2009
"First up Around the Blogosphere today is a list from Rotten Tomatoes. This is pretty common knowledge, but in case you didn't know, Rotten Tomatoes is a review aggregator. They collect reviews from around the biz and assign ratings to identify how 'Fresh' or 'Rotten' a movie is. Well now they've compiled a list running through the worst reviewed movies of the last 10 years. Yes, Battlefield Earth is among them."
MTV - October 5, 2009
"Always the vigilant source of critiquing movies, RottenTomatoes.com just released its list of the 'Worst 100 Movies Of The Last Decade.'"
Perez Hilton - September 26, 2009
"With the aughts winding down and September traditionally a rough month for movies, Rotten Tomatoes decided it was a good time to update an old list of bad movies and look at some of this decade's worst, said Matt Atchity, the site's editor-in-chief.”
CNN.com - September 25, 2009
"Has the 21st century produced some of the worst films the world has ever seen? Rotten Tomatoes just posted its list of the 100 worst films since 2000. Go through them and see how many you suffered through."
USA Today - September 25, 2009
"Still, 40 years, 23 films, 6 actors, and
countless dollars have proved that Bond, while not the most consistent
franchise quality-wise, is the most resilient—kind of like Voldemort.
"In 10 or 12 years, when there's another three or four Bond movies out,
Bond may take the title back—the only strong contender [to beat Potter]
is going to be Bond," [Rotten Tomatoes editor in chief Matt] Atchity
says."He's the only one that could possibly take that title back.
There's more life in that character."
Newsweek - July 15, 2009
"Did Sacha Baron Cohen purposefully make Bruno just good enough to net a 69% Fresh [Tomatometer] score and have the last laugh?"
Best Week Ever - July 13, 2009
"Three years ago, Sacha Baron Cohen wowed the world with Borat. That savage satire scored a staggering 97 among the Cream of the Crop of critics surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes."
Los Angeles Times - July 10, 2009
"I do like Rotten Tomatoes' 50 Movies for 50 States feature. Celebrate America by clicking on the map to find a film that corresponds with each state."
USA Today - July 2, 2009
"The Hurt Locker opened today to some of the strongest reviews for a movie this year. The Iraq war drama about a bomb squad earned a jaw-dropping 91 among the reviews surveyed by Metacritic, and the aggregate score of Top Critics at Rotten Tomatoes came in at a still-impressive 89."
Los Angeles Times - June 26, 2009
"And Summit Entertainment introduces Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq-set The Hurt Locker, a critical hit on the festival circuit... on Rottentomatoes.com, that film's approval rating had reached an enthusiastic 97% on Thursday."
The Hollywood Reporter - June 25, 2009
"Rotten Tomatoes (a reference to what moviegoers once hurled at screens showing bad movies) is by far the most popular of the three aggregator sites."
Los Angeles Times - June 13, 2009
"Disney marketers validated the growing impact of such critical scoring this month when they included Rotten Tomatoes' "98 percent Fresh" rating in advertisements for the studio's animated film Up."
New York Times - June 13, 2009
"The Hangover is a pretty swell movie, according to early returns from critics, who on the Rotten Tomatoes website give the picture a generous 85% approval rating."
TIME - June 5, 2009
"Ranked lists of pop cultural phenomena are an exercise fraught with peril - nobody knows that better than we here at EW do, as it is half of our job. But Rotten Tomatoes boldly, bravely compiled the "50 Best Reviewed Movies of All Time" anyway."
Entertainment Weekly - May 12, 2009
Rotten Tomatoes' Editor in Chief Matt Atchity discussing the X-Men Origins: Wolverine leak on KNBC.
KNBC Los Angeles - April 2, 2009
Rotten Tomatoes' Editor in Chief Matt Atchity talks with Lionel about Duplicity, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Great Buck Howard, and more.
The Lionel Show - March 27, 2009
Rotten Tomatoes' Editor in Chief Matt Atchity reviewing Valkyrie with "At the Movies" co-hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Ben Lyons, along with IFC's Matt Singer and Christy Lemire, film critic for the Associated Press.
At the Movies - December 28, 2008