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. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
As March rolls along and the Academy is ready to announce their choices for the best of 2000, we take this time out to add more fuel to the fire. That's right, it is time for the 2nd annual RT Awards where we honor the best and worst reviewed movies of 2000 and the studios that are responsible for them.
While many agree that 2000's crop, as a whole, isn't nearly as good as 1999's, there are still pleasures to be had. It is just that there are fewer movies that made us go "Wow," and some of the most hyped movies turned out to be duds like Battlefield Earth (3%) and Dungeons and Dragons (10%). Unfortunately, while we all try to forget that rotten bunch, few actually saw some of the better ones like Yi Yi (96%), Chuck and Buck (85%), or Best in Show (95%) either because they were not showing in their area or overlooked because of some bigger movies at the time. RT Awards seeks to give these movies their due so that people will, hopefully, seek them out in their local video store.
How It Works
Limited releases are defined as opening in 600 or less theaters at initial release. Platform releases, or movies initially release in fewer than 600 theaters that later expand, are categorized as Wide Release.
Foreign releases are defined as non-English language films.
Each critic from our discrete list gets one vote (as determined by their review), all weighted equally.
In order to be considered for domestic categories, a movie must have 40 or more rated reviews and a television show must have 15 or more.
A movie must have 500 or more user ratings to be considered for the User category.
Each movie is eligible in only one genre.
Reviews without ratings are not counted toward the results of the Golden Tomato Awards.
Because reviews are continually added, manually and otherwise, we have a cutoff date at which new reviews are not counted toward the Golden Tomato awards. This year's cutoff date is 1/1/2014.
We use a weighted formula (Bayesian) to account for variation in the number of reviews per movie. The winners are determined by the rankings, designated as the "adjusted score", after applying said formula: (R ÷ (R+M) × T + (M ÷ (R+M))) × A, with "R" representing the number of rated reviews, "M" the minimum number of reviews needed for a movie to qualify, "T" the Tomatometer score, and "A" the average Tomatometer of all the qualifying movies.