Rotten Tomatoes® and the Tomatometer® rating is the most trusted measurement of quality entertainment. As the leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from professional critics, Rotten Tomatoes offers the most comprehensive guide to what's fresh. The world famous Tomatometer rating represents the percentage of positive professional reviews for films and TV shows and is used by millions every day, to help with their entertainment viewing decisions. Rotten Tomatoes designates the best reviewed movies and TV shows as Certified Fresh™. That accolade is awarded with Tomatometer ratings of 75% and higher, and a required minimum number of reviews. Weekly Rotten Tomatoes podcasts can be found on RottenTomatoes.com, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher, and Rotten Tomatoes' entertainment experts make regular TV and radio appearances across the US.
In 2016, Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes became part of Fandango's portfolio of digital properties, serving moviegoers and entertainment fans.
What is the Tomatometer®?
The Tomatometer rating - based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics - is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.
The Tomatometer rating represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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 throwing whatever was at hand -- vegetables and fruits included.
What is the Audience Score?
The Audience rating, denoted by a popcorn bucket, is the percentage of all Flixster.com and RottenTomatoes.com users who have rated the movie or TV Show positively.
Grae Drake, Senior Movie Editor
In 6th grade, when Grae Drake was arranging movie outings for all her friends, she picked the movie. Through the years - studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director's Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles - she realized how terrible she was at keeping her opinions to herself, leading to the birth of Grae's The Popcorn Mafia podcast.
Now, she regularly conducts Rotten Tomatoes celebrity interviews at movie junkets, and dishes the dirt with stars on HLN's Showbiz Tonight, Fox News and G4's Attack of the Show. Each week, Grae's passionate thoughts can be heard on terrestrial radio all over North America, and she appears frequently on ABC News, the TV Guide Network and the Reelz Channel. Just to note, she still won't let other people pick the movies.
Grae's five favorite films are:
Follow Grae on Twitter @graedrake.
Growing up in Rhode Island, Tim Ryan spent many an afternoon pouring over the reviews in Roger Ebert's Home Movie Companion and Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in journalism, Tim worked as a beat reporter for several New England newspapers throughout New England and obsessively watched movies in his downtime. He joined the staff of Rotten Tomatoes in September of 2004, where he has overseen the aggregation of reviews, written features, compiled movie lists, interviewed celebrities, and contributed to RT's radio show and podcast.
Tim's five favorite movies are:
- 93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
- 94% Pulp Fiction
- 100% Shadows
- 98% Pather Panchali
- 97% La Dolce Vita
Follow Tim on Twitter @Tim_Ryan_RT.