Rotten Tomatoes

American review aggregation website for film and television

Rotten Tomatoes is a website dedicated to reviews, information, and news of movies and TV. The name derives from the vaudeville-era cliché of throwing tomatoes and other products at stage performers if a performance was particularly bad. The company has been owned by Flixster, a Warner Bros. company, since May 2011.

Rotten Tomatoes
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Type of site
Film review aggregator and forum
Created bySenh Duong
Alexa rankIncrease 613 (February 2021)[2]

As of 2021, the website's editor-in-chief is Joel Meares.[3]


Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12, 1998, as a spare time project by Senh Duong.[4] His goal in creating Rotten Tomatoes was "to create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the US".[5]

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  1. "Warner Bros. – press release". Cision Wire. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  2. " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  3. "Matt Atchity on The Young Turks Show". Archived from the original on 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  4. Lazarus, David (April 26, 2001). "Fresh Look For Rotten Tomatoes / Help from college buddies elevates movie-rating Web site beyond hobby status". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-01-12.
  5. "Senh Duong interview, 2000". August 19, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-12-04.

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