or higher for a certain period of time. It must also have a minimum of 80 critic reviews, including five Top Critics for wide release films; and 40 critic reviews, including five Top Critics, if it is in limited release.
Is there another site that is better than Rotten Tomatoes?
Rotten Tomatoes is the leading site when it comes to viewing critics’ scores. It highlights the overall critical consensus and common thoughts had about the film. For those who want to know a bit more than a simple positive or negative rating of film, Rotten Tomatoes also gives you an average rating for all of the Tomatometer scores.
When it comes to the audiences evaluation of the film, Rotten Tomatoes suffers the same problem as IMDb where anyone can vote without proof that they have seen the film. By far, the best source for audience thoughts is Cinemascore. Cinemascore polls the viewing audience as they leave the cinemas during opening weekend in North America. This means that outside influences (internet trolls) can not influence the score from the comfort of their own home (or dungeon).
It is important to remember that film and art as a whole are subjective. Just because you have a different appreciation of something that many people did or did not, does not make your opinion invalid. Scores from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and Cinemascore are not fact. Don’t use them to tell other people they are wrong. As fans of film, have discussions about film, talk about what you liked, talked about what you didn’t like, listen to other people’s opinions. We already have enough things in this world tearing us apart, don’t let films and internet trolls be one of them.