Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes
URL rottentomatoes.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Film review aggregator and forum
Registration Optional
Owner
[1]
Created by Senh Duong
Launched 1999
Alexa rank 748 (February 2013)[2]

Rotten Tomatoes is a website dedicated to reviews, information, and news of movies. 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.

As of 2007, the website's editor-in-chief is Matt Atchity.[3]

History[change | change source]

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]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Warner Bros. – press release". Cision Wire. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  2. "Rottentomatoes.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. Matt Atchity on The Young Turks Show
  4. Lazarus, David (April 26, 2001). "San Francisco Chronicle, 2001". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  5. "Senh Duong interview, 2000". Asianconnections.com. August 19, 1999. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 

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