Rotten Tomatoes

American review aggregator for film and television

Rotten Tomatoes is a website dedicated to reviews, information, and news of movies and television series. 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
Type of site
Film and television review aggregator and user community
Country of originUnited States
Founder(s)Senh Duong
Key peopleSenh Duong
Patrick Y. Lee
Stephen Wang
LaunchedAugust 12, 1998; 25 years ago (1998-08-12)
OCLC number48768329

As of 2021, the website's editor-in-chief is Joel Meares.[5]

History change

Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12, 1998, as a spare time project by Senh Duong.[6] 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".[7]

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  1. 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.
  2. "Fandango snaps up Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster". Engadget(AOL). Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  3. D'Alessandro, Anthony (17 February 2016). "Fandango Acquires Rotten Tomatoes & Flixster". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  4. " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Archived from the original on November 20, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  5. "Matt Atchity on The Young Turks Show". Archived from the original on 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  6. 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.
  7. "Senh Duong interview, 2000". August 19, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-12-04.

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