Top 10 Reasons Why Rotten Tomatoes Sucks


The Top Ten

1 The ratings are biased

Although Rotten Tomatoes only collects criticism, I think the critics are HYPOCRITES. Yes, only a horde of hypocrites who love children's movies without much depth, but only selected films as the ascheities that the MCU does. I really hate those partial hypocrites with their premeditated criticism, and also the people with no mind of their own, who pay attention to those rotten critics like their tomatoes. I do not know why they love those simple movies full of CGI, but when the CGI is used by other movies that are not Disney-Marvel, these idiots are like rabid dogs. They do not analyze stories from other movies, they get carried away by children's jokes, pathetic characters, little lights of science fiction, the same story as in Marvel. I clarify, I AM NOT FAN OF DC, NEITHER OF THE HOUSE WITHOUT IDEAS "MARVEL", but I hate these partial idiots with their stupid and crazy hypocritical qualifications, hopefully lose prestige and get a job as janitors, because as ...more

In may cases, the seem compelled to compare a new movie to some old movie that young people have never even seen or heard of. For instance, I'm 69 years old, and have always like "Legends of the Fall".with Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, etc. However, many critics will compare it to the 50s movie "Giant" with Rock Hudson and James Dean. Why? The only commonality is both take place under "Big Sky" country. One's a love story about 3 brothers loving the same woman during the settling of Montana, the other is in an oil field story. it's such a stretch. The 2 movies have nothing in common storywise. And, I'll take the acting in Legends of the Fall. It just seems like critics like to show off their reading and past movie watching.

True rotten tomato has no idea they gave my sandlot a 55% and damn spider-man homecoming gets a god damn 95% I'm outraged they make us miss some of the best movies ever cause they font know how to rate like there ratings are hella flawed spider man homecoming sucked worst spiderman I have ever seen there just ignorant and insensitive to the writers of the movies who work hard to get there movie out there

Those critics supposedly hate the CGI... but only in non-Disney films. Every time I think that they actually are also bought by Disney.

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2 They give good movies bad scores

This is entirely based on critic OPINIONS! I prefer imdb but this list is full of butt hurt people where a movie they liked got a bad review or a movie they say was bad got a good review - Phillip873

They seriously gave some great movies like The Shack as well. The Shack was a heartfelt movie, why give it a bad score?!

I liked The Ridiculous 6 and True Memoirs of an International Assassin and they both got 0% which is kinda confusing. - AlphaQ

Brother Bear, Atlantis, Need For Speed, Dragonheart are awesome movies but shame not much of the critics gave them a higher score - Neonco31

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3 Audiences rate movies better than critics

There is currently an 8%... for the movie Norm of the North on Rotten Tomatoes. What the heck happened to the initial 0%? Did some critic with bad tastes in movies like the art critic from The Googly Artiste in SpongeBob SquarePants actually give praise to such a poor excuse for a CGI-animated film that can't even hold a candle to Chicken Little! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

So...? 8% is really low. Besides Fantastic Four (2015) got only 9% and it was at least decent. - AlphaQ

Are you serious right now? Fans who judge movies based on pandering references do not judge movies better than professional film critics. What an awful list. - DCfnaf

I find that the audience ratings match my opinion a LOT more than the critics. Critics are a joke anyway.

Sometimes - JPK

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4 Your own opinion matters more

Never use anyone else as a base to judge a movie. It's your own opinion that matters. - Mcgillacuddy

The Only Good Entry On This List

You shouldn't ALWAYS take other people's opinions to heart; sometimes they can differ heavily from yours. - alphadan12

If you like a “Rotten” film, it shouldn't matter.

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5 Bad scores hurt the image of good movies

Depending on what you defy as a 'good movie'. - Mrveteran

6 They give good scores to bad movies

Finding dory was good. They gave plan 9 from outer space a 66 rotten tomatoes that is the worst movie ever.

They Gave Justin Bieber Never Say Never A 64%, That Is Like One Of The Worst Movies Ever, Why Did They Give It A 64%? - VideoGamefan5

Well it actually does suck. It isn't just a lame excuse to get cash. It's just a dumb documentary. - AlphaQ

Sharknado got 82 percent... need anyone say more

They have bad reviews to home alone, Carrie white, miracles from heaven and dogs pourpuse and other movies I like.
Rotten tomatoes IMDB and metacriic have really dumb critics who are drunk and your opinions matters more. And please make a list why metacritc and IMDB suck please I would love that

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7 The "Tomatometer" method is terrible

The method is that critics with higher importance have more influence on the score than any other people on the site. So if one top critic doesn't like it, the score will drop by quite a bit. That's why it's a bad rating system

Because it's on a 1-100 scale? - Nateawesomeness

They only consider some points that are convenient for them

How? - DCfnaf

8 The audience reviews can be very mean

IMDB Is Worse On Audience Reviews

The Audience reviews? And you were just saying that audiences review things better than critics. Contradictory statement. - DCfnaf

Clearly you have never heard of imdb - TwilightKitsune

I Wasn't Talking About The Critics, I Was Talking About The General Public's Response To The Secret Life Of Pets.

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9 They gave Twilight a 49% when it should have got a 0%

Whether or not you liked it doesn't mean it should have gotten a zero, it was a decent movie that several million people loved. I didn't like it either but I would base it on the overall, not my personal opinion, but that just goes to show how unbiased I am! I agreed with you until I saw this one!

To be fair, the original wasn't that bad guys. Certainly better than the sequels, and half of the imitators it spawned at the least. - Mrveteran

Oh for Christ's sake, it's an opinion you morons. - DCfnaf


10 Rotten Tomatoes is a dumb name for a critique website

This site seems to consist of children who have nothing better to do in life than complain. Sorry, but it's kind true. (I'm not saying everyone here is a child, but all you do is complain). - DCfnaf

Not a good reason, but yeah, this bit is true. - TwilightKitsune

It is

Back in prehistoric times, when all entertainment took place on a stage before a live audience, if the actors or the skit or play stank, the audience would throw...wait for it...rotten the stage. Capice?

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11 They gave Justin Bieber: Never Say Never a good review

That Movie Got 64%? It Should Have Gotten 0%, IMDb Gave It A 1.6/10, Which It Deserves That, How Did This Abomination Get A Fresh Score?!, This Is One Of The Worst Movies Ever, Whoever Was At Rotten Tomatoes, Probably Some Retarded Beliebers Who Hacked On Rotten Tomatoes, - VideoGamefan5

Just because it's a movie about Justin Bieber. I get it! - Neonco31

It got 1.6 on imdb. Really? - AlphaQ

64% isn't a good review, it means that 64% of critcs liked it - RecklessGreed

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12 The consensuses don't always represent accurate opinions
13 They gave Sharknado an 82%

To be honest, Sharknado was a movie that was very self-aware of itself. The film creators knew what they were making and decided to explore every cliche a B- Movie would do and have it very clear how stupid and illogical the film is. As a result, I think the critics knew what Sharknado was up to, which could be a reason why its an 82%. - CrimsonShark

It got a higher score than forrest gump!

Probably Because It's Laughably Bad

Were they thinking right when they did this? - TwilightKitsune

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14 The critics are always right

Critics can't be right or wrong. They have a god damn opinion. - DCfnaf

Not always.


15 The critics have a bad taste in movies

Yeah, no. They have opinions. Who the hell are you guys to say they have "bad taste" in movies. There's no such thing. - DCfnaf

Some youtube critics are better than the ones that write in magazines!

Kinda - JPK

Like These Corrupt A$$holes

Matt Goldberg (Corrupt)

Dann Gire (A Hypocrite Who Said Your A Bully For Liking The Secret Life Of Pets)

Matthew Lickona (Bullies Family Oriented Movies For No Reason, Even Zootopia)

Walter Chaw (Random Jerk)

These Reasons Are True

Why Can't We Only Have Good Critics Like Peter Travers, Richard Roeper, Chris Stuckmann, etc!?

16 They gave Suicide Squad a 26%

This movie is overrated garbage

Nah not really. I would say overrated garbage is that crap Frozen and maybe TITanic - AlphaQ

That movie sucked anyways - Triceratops

It deserves that rating since the movie was a mess. You guys are butt hurt fanboys. - DCfnaf

I know I LOVED that movie! - MJfan119

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17 They gave Frozen a 89%

This movie sucks and is overrated - Neonco31

I hate the movie because there is no reason for Hans to betray Anna, also no reason for Elsa to leave castle. The films is like this in order to set up the Frozen environment

It's garbage though... - AlphaQ

It's Fine If You Don't Like It, But You're Taking It Too Far - JPK

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18 People spam the ratings
19 They gave The Emoji Movie a 6% instead of 0%

I just added this to see how everyone reacts - VideoGamefan5

Saw this movie 6 days ago in theaters and it was terrible

Brush it's a low score like 0, how retarded and butthurt can people get over this? - AlphaQ

It's 8 now

20 They gave Finding Dory A 95%

Yeah I didn't put this in the list even though I legitimately don't like this movie. I guess people saw something in it that I didn't see. - Mcgillacuddy

Oh come on! Finding dory deserves a 100% instead of a 94

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