Who are the Tomatometer-approved critics?

Tomatometer-approved critics come from all across the U.S., and the world. They publish on a variety of platforms – among them you’ll find podcasters, newspaper and magazine writers, bloggers, and YouTubers. Reviews from Tomatometer-approved critics form the trusted Tomatometer® score for movies and TV shows. Their reviews embody several key values – insight and dedication among them – and meet a set of Eligibility Guidelines. To see our full list of Tomatometer-approved critics, click here.

If you'd like to find out how to join their ranks, check out our Critics Criteria here. Applications are accepted twice a year, between March 1-31 and September 1-30.

Critic Spotlight

  • Rosa Parra
    Rosa Parra

    is the co-founder of the Latinx Lens podcast & assistant editor at In Their Own League. She’s a member of LEJA, OAFFC, & HCA. Find Rosa @rosasreviews

  • Mike Sargent
    Mike Sargent

    is Chief Film Critic for WBAI Radio's REELWORLD. He’s also a founding member & co-president of the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC). Find Mike @mikeonscreen

  • Shea Vassar
    Shea Vassar

    is a Cherokee Nation citizen & journalist based out of Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). She contributes to Film School Rejects, JumpCut Online & Film Daze. Find Shea @justsheavassar

  • Bay Area Reporter
    Bay Area Reporter

    is a weekly San Francisco-based newspaper serving the LGBTQIA+ community, known for its advocacy and broad circulation. Find Bay Area Reporter @eBARnews

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Latest Reviews


  • Disclosure

    There have been plenty of films about bickering couples trapped in a small space over the years. Few of them have pulled it off as well as Disclosure.

    Anthony Morris, ScreenHub

  • Honeydew

    While the focus on Honeydew's visuals and heavy atmosphere can overpower its narrative, Milburn's distinct vision and keen knowledge of horror tropes lead to quick deconstructions that make us confront our expectations of genre films.

    Mary Beth McAndrews, Paste Magazine

  • Hellboy

    The film's treatment of race could be seen as a minor bright spot.

    Andrew Lim, Mediaversity Reviews


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