Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes logo.svg
Type of site
Film and television review aggregator and user community
Country of originUnited States
Owner
Founder(s)Senh Duong
Key peopleSenh Duong
Patrick Y. Lee
Stephen Wang
URLwww.rottentomatoes.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedAugust 12, 1998; 23 years ago (1998-08-12)
OCLC number48768329
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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.

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

History[change | change source]

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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References[change | change source]

  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. "Fandango Acquires Rotten Tomatoes & Flixster". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  4. "Rottentomatoes.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". www.alexa.com. 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. Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2013-01-12.
  7. "Senh Duong interview, 2000". Asianconnections.com. August 19, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-12-04.

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