Rotten Tomatoes is one of the best Movie reviews website on the Internet. Personally I choose to read the reviews by critics on a movie before I book movie tickets. It helps me save money and also the much required peace.
RottenTomatoes.com is owned by Flixster which is actually owned by Warner Bros. It was first created and launched in August 12 1999 by Senh Dong.
For Movie goers like me it’s a boon to visit rotten tomatoes once before I decide what to watch in the theaters. If you are a person who goes by the movie critics review and stuff then this is the website for you.
It is very easy to use the website and you do not have to register for any account to read the reviews on this movie review website. Rotten Tomatoes is considered as a Movie Review Aggregator site because they collect and display reviews of various movies on their website.
Up to 270+ sources of movie reviews sites and critics are considered by the Rotten Tomatoes team for a newly released, highly expected movie.
If a movie gets 60% or above positive reviews from critics then the movie is considered as Fresh (identified by a fresh red tomato icon) on Rotten Tomatoes website. If it is less than 60% then the movie is termed as Rotten (identified by a green splatter of rotten tomato).
On the homepage of RottenTomatoes.com you would normally see the Top Box Office ratings on the left hand side. This also carries the freshness of a movie along with box office collection.
The movie reviews are collected from sites and News sources such as Film.com, Washington Post, New York Post, USA Today, New York Times, Slate, Real.com, Boston Herald, Toronto Star, Detroit News and various other popular movie critics worldwide.
Rotten Tomatoes is a website where you can find trailers, photos, showtimes of a movie. If you love to rent movies then you can also find the top movie rentals on this website. News, Features, Guides, Columns by various writers are also some of the highlights of what Rotten Tomatoes website is all about.
If you are follow a particular critic then you can simply visit the below link and follow them: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critics/
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Do you read movie reviews before you book tickets for movies online or do you just try your luck? Do tell us!
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