10 Facts About Rotten Tomatoes


Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.

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Rotten Tomatoes was launched in August 1998 by three undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley: Senh Duong, Patrick Y Lee, and Stephen Wang.

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Since January 2010, Rotten Tomatoes has been owned by Flixster, which was in turn acquired by Warner Bros in 2011.

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Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12, 1998, as a spare-time project by Senh Duong.

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In February 2021, the Rotten Tomatoes staff made an entry on their Product Blog, announcing several design changes to the site: Each film's 'Score Box' at the top of the page would now include its release year, genre, and runtimes, with an MPAA rating to be soon added; the number of ratings would be shown in groupings – from 50+ up to 250, 000+ ratings, for easier visualization.

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In 2000, Rotten Tomatoes announced the RT Awards honoring the best-reviewed films of the year according to the website's rating system.

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In May 2019, Rotten Tomatoes introduced a verified rating system that would replace the earlier system where users were merely required to register in order to submit a rating.

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Rotten Tomatoes API provides limited access to critic and audience ratings and reviews, allowing developers to incorporate Rotten Tomatoes data on other websites.

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Rotten Tomatoes won the 2020 Webby People's Voice Award for Entertainment in the Web category.

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Rotten Tomatoes said they work by "dumping reviewers onto one website and assigning spurious percentage-enthusiasm points to the discrete reviews".

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