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Killer Jay

Jay Catler

Only 5 movies? RT is just getting dumber and dumber.

May 20 - 04:52 PM

Diego Tutweiller

A Portrait of the Trollfighter as a Young Man

Sup, Cutler. I found you. Are the people on the articles even stupider and more susceptible to trolling than the people on the regular forums? If so, I'll be here a while.

Aug 1 - 01:15 AM

Pointman

Point Man

It's pretty obvious Mud will stay first for the whole summer... unless Only God Forgives stirs up things, but I doubt it.

I would like to see Elysium in the Top 5 as well.

May 20 - 04:53 PM

Liiam Cruz

Liiam Cruz

Mud is NOT a blockbuster -_- Not even a pavement-trembler...$11million? Wow if that's a blockbuster then we must all live on postage stamps-sized blocks...(according to Wikipedia)... "Jaws exceeded $100,000,000 in ticket sales and for a time this was the point at which a film could be designated a blockbuster in North America..." That's pretty clear. "When a film made on a low budget is particularly successful or exceeds the expectations of the films in its genre, then that film is a blockbuster as well, in the original meaning of the word. Such films may not receive the title 'blockbuster' in the current meaning of the word, but are labeled 'hits' or 'sleepers'". It may be splitting hairs to distinguish between a a hit, sleeper or blockbuster, but most people surely wouldn't classify Mud as the latter.

May 20 - 10:30 PM

Felix Pena

Felix Pena

RT does this every year. They put some art house hopeful at the top of the list even though it will never play in a quarter of the theatres across America.

Jun 3 - 04:03 PM

zinc alloy

zinc alloy

still.......best film of the year by far.............

Jun 19 - 03:22 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

yeah what's with all the Mud hate? would you prefer the list was all Rotten films or mad that it is making the Man of Steel that much lower on this list?

Aug 11 - 04:15 PM

Willem DaPerson

Willem DaPerson

Oh, cripes, this happened last year too. The Avengers, the best movie of the Summer, was kept off the top spot by the Limited-Release Moonrise Kingdom, a direct violation of the rules.

May 21 - 09:53 AM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

It was a limited release at first, but expanded to a wide release, therefore, it deserved to be on the list.

Jun 21 - 07:29 PM

Willem DaPerson

Willem DaPerson

Don't steal my thunder, man...

Jul 22 - 03:45 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

What is the best movie this summer? Me and my kids always talk about it. They all say Iron Man three to which I contest with...I don't....know? Last year yes we all agreed Avengers was Amazing Fun.

Aug 11 - 04:16 PM

Willem DaPerson

Willem DaPerson

Guys, guys, guys, guys.....Ethan Hawke is at the top and the bottom of the scorecard.

Sep 4 - 01:45 PM

Rachel Jessie

Rachel Jessie

Rotten Tomatoes doesn't really rank these movies on the scorecard by how good they are, it's the actual percentage. Last year Avengers got 92%, and was a lot better than Moonrise Kingdom, but because the actual percentage was lower, it took the number 2 spot. The scorecard isn't by opinion, it is just numbers.

Aug 26 - 09:53 AM

Willem DaPerson

Willem DaPerson

I was complaining about the fact that one of the rules is "It has to be a wide release", before J.D pointed out the error of my ways.

Sep 5 - 03:56 AM

Alan Wonderwheel

Alan Wonderwheel

The "rules" is that the movie was in 600 theaters OR reviewed by 100 critics. That way there is no rule that requires the movie to be a "blockbuster." Also they are using critic percentages and not using fan/viewer percentages or even combined percentages. So there is an expectation that this critic's list will not coincide with the viewer's list.

Sep 6 - 11:22 AM

Reid Sweatt

Reid Sweatt

I loved Mud, it is so far one of the bests 2013 has offered. However it shouldn't be on this list because I isn't really a Summer Movie. It came out in April.

May 21 - 03:25 PM

Roman Colombo

Roman Colombo

RIGHT! I just posted this.

Jun 30 - 02:55 PM

todd123

Todd Garry

Rotten tomatos has officially jumped the shark!

May 22 - 11:37 AM

Brandon Pease

Brandon Pease

they should only include movies that start out as wide releases and movies that are actually advertised on tv. its possible Mud is an entertaining movie, but it really shouldn't be included and I saw no commercials for it on tv.

May 24 - 12:09 PM

Felix Pena

Felix Pena

Agreed.

Jun 3 - 04:18 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

People, they clearly show which movies will make it into this list. This is from the first page:

"As the summer's major releases (films reaching at least 600 theaters, or with 100+ critic reviews) come out and opinions come in, we're just as curious as you: How do all these movies stack up against each other?!"

Mud reached over 600 theatres on May 10th and it also reached over 100 reviews in the early days of May [about May 6th].

May 25 - 04:12 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

What I'm more concerned with is how this "Adjusted Score" works, as the way it is right now, Mud has an adjusted score of 105.322%, which doesn't make sense. How are these reviews being weighted?

May 25 - 04:14 PM

Nathan Evrard

Nathan Evrard

Agreed, the weighting system seems arbitrary and unnecessary.

May 25 - 06:34 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Yeah, no idea what it's about. Not much information is given besides that it's been weighted. Weighted HOW, I'm wondering. :P

May 27 - 01:13 AM

Kurtiss Keefner

Kurtiss Keefner

^this^

Jun 2 - 07:36 PM

Felix Pena

Felix Pena

Hey, Mitch. I disagree with RT use of "600" theatres as a cut off. Most of their readers won't ever see movies with this few theatres. Anything below 1000 should be considered "limited" and not qualify. What good does knowing about Mud do someone who will never have a chance to see it? Even Walmart and Redbox might not carry it when its released on home video.

Jun 3 - 04:20 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Side note: I actually saw 'Mud' tonight even though I thought it would never reach my theatre. Very solid movie. I saw it knowing nothing aside from having only seen a short minute and a half clip that told me little to nothing about the story. It felt good not knowing what would happen.

You can disagree with their cutoff, but based on their own rules for this list, 'Mud' qualifies both for theatre count and for number of reviews. If Mud had reached 1000 theatres, as you claimed was a good cutoff, would you have been perfectly fine with this? Their list is called the 'Summer Movie Scorecard 2013'. Has nothing really to do with blockbusters, as some assume, just movies released in the summer frame.

Jun 11 - 11:23 PM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

Thank you Mitchell Nash for using common sense, I swear do people even read the opening of the list. It's called Summer Movie Scorecard, not Summer Blockbuster Movie Scorecard. Frankly, I find it disrespectful to the filmmakers who worked so hard to make a good movie(Mud and Before Midnight this year, Moonrise Kingdom last year) and people say their movies don't deserve to be recognized because they didn't make or cost a lot money. It doesn't have to be a big-budget superhero film to be a summer movie, it just has to come out in the summer, and abide by the simple rules outlined before the list began.

Jun 21 - 07:24 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Thank you. I ended up seeing 'Mud' having only seen a short clip before hand and not having any idea of the premise. I was thoroughly entertained. People get pissed at some weird things. The movie meets the criteria that RT made. The arguments made against it aren't well thought out and come off as rants.

Jun 23 - 09:03 PM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

Without a doubt.

Jun 26 - 03:32 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

What I'm more concerned with is how this "Adjusted Score" works, as the way it is right now, Mud has an adjusted score of 105.322%, which doesn't make sense. How are these reviews being weighted?

May 25 - 04:14 PM

Nathan Evrard

Nathan Evrard

Agreed, the weighting system seems arbitrary and unnecessary.

May 25 - 06:34 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Yeah, no idea what it's about. Not much information is given besides that it's been weighted. Weighted HOW, I'm wondering. :P

May 27 - 01:13 AM

Nathan Evrard

Nathan Evrard

Agreed, the weighting system seems arbitrary and unnecessary.

May 25 - 06:34 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Yeah, no idea what it's about. Not much information is given besides that it's been weighted. Weighted HOW, I'm wondering. :P

May 27 - 01:13 AM

Eric Cormier

Eric Cormier

I have to say after reading some of the reviews "The Hangover Part III" was treaded on pretty badly for horrible reasons. If a critic hated any of them it's hard to convert them to like something they're walking in already disliking. Part II was too similar and Part III was too different, can you really please critics these days? Nope.

May 26 - 06:28 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Part III is too different? I doubt that's what most critics were complaining about. It seems more that it's just not as fresh, exciting, or fun as the first and that it changes up the story we saw before in the first two but doesn't replace it with much of anything.

May 27 - 01:12 AM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Part III is too different? I doubt that's what most critics were complaining about. It seems more that it's just not as fresh, exciting, or fun as the first and that it changes up the story we saw before in the first two but doesn't replace it with much of anything.

May 27 - 01:12 AM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

Yeah, no idea what it's about. Not much information is given besides that it's been weighted. Weighted HOW, I'm wondering. :P

May 27 - 01:13 AM

Bram S.

Bram Sterling

There's no chance that Mud will be dethroned...

May 27 - 09:05 AM

Heath Cowart

Heath Cowart

It shouldn't even be on there. It's not a summer movie!

May 27 - 10:52 PM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

It came out in the summer, that makes it a summer movie.

Jun 21 - 07:25 PM

Heath Cowart

Heath Cowart

It came out in April, therefore not a summer movie! Do your research!

Jun 23 - 07:52 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

"films reaching at least 600 theaters, or with 100+ critic reviews"

That's what RT states as the requirements. Mud reached over 600 theatres on May 10th and it also reached over 100 reviews in the early days of May [about May 6th]. That means it qualifies for this list.

Jun 23 - 09:06 PM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

It expanded though it was in a limited release in April while technically out it didn't qualify for the list till summer making it a summer movie.

Jun 26 - 03:33 PM

Heath Cowart

Heath Cowart

It shouldn't even be on there. It's not a summer movie!

May 27 - 10:52 PM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

It came out in the summer, that makes it a summer movie.

Jun 21 - 07:25 PM

Heath Cowart

Heath Cowart

It came out in April, therefore not a summer movie! Do your research!

Jun 23 - 07:52 PM

Mitchell Nash

Mitchell Nash

"films reaching at least 600 theaters, or with 100+ critic reviews"

That's what RT states as the requirements. Mud reached over 600 theatres on May 10th and it also reached over 100 reviews in the early days of May [about May 6th]. That means it qualifies for this list.

Jun 23 - 09:06 PM

J.D Dean

J.D Dean

It expanded though it was in a limited release in April while technically out it didn't qualify for the list till summer making it a summer movie.

Jun 26 - 03:33 PM

Paul Soldner

Paul Soldner

"Mud" isn't a summer movie. Don't even bother going to the last page. If you seen Star Trek and FF6, you're good so far. (Iron Man 3 is a major disappointment)

May 28 - 08:01 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Agree, although I suspect FF6 stinks.

May 29 - 06:26 AM

Alan Wonderwheel

Alan Wonderwheel

Sta Trek ID was a joke. It should never have been filmed. The whole alternate universe trajectory of the New Star Treks is a losing proposition from the beginning. Just a lame plot devise to rewarm the old dishes. They added absolutely nothing to the Khan mythos.

Sep 6 - 11:26 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

2012 had the greatest list of amazing Summer blockbusters. ALL of them, save for That's My Boy, were truly great. This list here is just diarrhea.

May 28 - 11:11 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Agree, although I suspect FF6 stinks.

May 29 - 06:26 AM

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