Something is not right with Rotten Tomatoes

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Posted 17th Jun 2020
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so where do you go for real trustworthy tv and film reviews?
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IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 tolerable if nothing else on, less than 7 don't bother
My own eyes.
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My own eyes.
My own opinion and interests, then I go on to YouTube and various sources for further insights of the film.
Edited by: "MrMaccieKFC" 17th Jun
As above.

I watch depending on synopsis and then go to reddit for further insights.
Imdb and Avforums.

Just take them all with a pinch of salt.
Amy schumer has never been funny.
IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 tolerable if nothing else on, less than 7 don't bother
cdm2218/06/2020 00:58

IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 …IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 tolerable if nothing else on, less than 7 don't bother


Sometimes get some fantastic insight on iMDB with the lower ratings by members especially for films that have majority high ratings. Some notable ones over the years I’ve seen have been for films like Dark Knight, LEGO movie and Inside Out etc
Edited by: "MrMaccieKFC" 18th Jun
cdm2218/06/2020 00:58

IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 …IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 tolerable if nothing else on, less than 7 don't bother


Wow, you're not very generous. Only a tiny percentage get over 8. For me that is excellent. 7+ I find are usually good, far from just tolerable. 6's I've found watchable a lot of the time. Even lower.

Then again, I've always been an avid film watcher so can watch almost anything up to a point. Some low budget cheesy/corny films I can enjoy more than some Hollywood blockbusters.

An example is this I watched last week instead of a couple of high budget recent films I could have watched. And I enjoyed it. Only 3.2 on IMDB

m.imdb.com/tit…86/
Edited by: "xenophon" 18th Jun
I find most are full of fake reviews. IMDB is a bad one for that. First five reviews are usually 10/10! best movie ever made. Then the next 10 are. 1/10 worst movie I have ever seen.
Imdb
I use the Metacritic links on IMDB as I find the professional mini reviews useful to quickly get a sense of what people liked about a film.
cdm2218/06/2020 00:58

IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 …IMDB here too. Anything over 8 is good, over 7.5 watchable, over 7 tolerable if nothing else on, less than 7 don't bother


Lotr is over 8 and it's the most boring 9 hours of my life I wasted on this pos
My wife, if she says that "film" is that's then end of it I don't get to watch it.

Send help she's holding me captive......
Rotten tomatoes is garbage, it's flooded with bloggers and Disney in particular have mastered gaming it.

These are the top 5 movies of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes:

1. Black Panther (2018)
2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
3. Us (2019)
4. Toy Story 4 (2019)
5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Reviewing the subject matter has long been a problem with critics and with the increasing polarization of politics it's only gotten worse. Given the majority of bloggers lean heavily towards the left you end up with the situation where Amy Schumer gets rave reviews but a Dave Chapelle special about PC culture gets slated.

Also TV reviews are especially hard to trust as they tend to be more elective with critics choosing to watch something or not. Most people don't choose to watch and review mediocre series that don't especially do anything wrong, they choose to watch something they think they'll be a fan of, or that will be a trainwreck that will be entertaining to write a review of.

Find some critics or forums who match your tastes. Keep a lookout to see if the negative aspects are things you either wouldn't care about, would actually be a positive ("I couldn't stand how this film was filled with attractive people running around in their underwear!") or are things that genuinely bug you.
Imdb has not been real for a few years, I look for user recent review to see proper review. Think it's like amazon, they pay for their reviews. It's also very political, a lot of love/hate along progressive issues. All this make it hard to trust.
abigsmurf18/06/2020 14:31

Rotten tomatoes is garbage, it's flooded with bloggers and Disney in …Rotten tomatoes is garbage, it's flooded with bloggers and Disney in particular have mastered gaming it.These are the top 5 movies of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes:1. Black Panther (2018)2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)3. Us (2019)4. Toy Story 4 (2019)5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)Reviewing the subject matter has long been a problem with critics and with the increasing polarization of politics it's only gotten worse. Given the majority of bloggers lean heavily towards the left you end up with the situation where Amy Schumer gets rave reviews but a Dave Chapelle special about PC culture gets slated.Also TV reviews are especially hard to trust as they tend to be more elective with critics choosing to watch something or not. Most people don't choose to watch and review mediocre series that don't especially do anything wrong, they choose to watch something they think they'll be a fan of, or that will be a trainwreck that will be entertaining to write a review of.Find some critics or forums who match your tastes. Keep a lookout to see if the negative aspects are things you either wouldn't care about, would actually be a positive ("I couldn't stand how this film was filled with attractive people running around in their underwear!") or are things that genuinely bug you.


Yeah my original point was that RT is bought and paid for.
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