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.
Type of site
|Film and television review aggregator and user community|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Key people||Senh Duong|
Patrick Y. Lee
|Launched||August 12, 1998|
Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12, 1998, as a spare time project by Senh Duong. 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".
- Spangler, Todd (2019-05-23). "Rotten Tomatoes Revamps Movie Audience Scores to Focus on Verified Ticket Buyers". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 2020-05-02.
NBCUniversal’s Fandango acquired the reviews-aggregation site in 2016 from Warner Bros., which retains a 25% stake in Rotten Tomatoes.
- "Fandango snaps up Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster". Engadget(AOL). Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (17 February 2016). "Fandango Acquires Rotten Tomatoes & Flixster". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
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- 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. Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2013-01-12.
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- Official website, including a list of approved Rotten Tomatoes Critics Archived 2012-12-16 at Archive.today and the Rotten Tomatoes forums Archived 2014-07-17 at the Wayback Machine