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.

When a documentary on how terrible trump is gets a good score by the critics and a bad score by audiences (because crapping on trump is original I guess) and a movie comparing trump to Lincoln somehow gets a zero percent by critics and over eighty percent by the audience I'm pretty sure there's a bias here. Also phantom menace was literally adored by critics until fans called them out on that bull crap and pointed out how terrible the story and characters were, then all of the sudden critics realized how crappy the movie really was when they weren't bedazzled by pretty colors.

DC makes a stupid movie with bad CGI and stupid jokes - "It's terrible." - RT and just about everyone

Marvel (or should I say Disney's Money Bitch) makes a stupid movie with bad CGI and stupid jokes - "It's amazing." - RT and just about everyone

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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

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

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

I agree they give good bad reviews

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3 Audiences rate movies better than critics

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

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

I agree...the audience ratings are much better. I often wonder where these critics come from or why people would even trust their judgement. Who says their perspectives are "professional" vs a regular audience. I have seen movies the critics rated 100% that are very poorly made and shallow. Everyone is going to be biased in how they rate a movie. It's best to view a movie and decide for yourself.

The audience is the best and only critic. Period.

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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

tru - AlphaQ

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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.

Get Out was a terrible movie and they praised it just for being politically correct... Also, it is far from being a horror and they kept calling it "horror." Idiots...

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

They always give crappy Marvel movies high ratings. - B1ueNew

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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

Its basically the ratio of "Fresh" ratings out of every ratings so if 3 critics give a movie 55% or 59% and 1 guy gives it 80% then the movie would end up getting 25% even though the average score is above 5/10 or 6/10.ti - AlphaQ

It only takes a critic giving a movie 60% or above to count as a "fresh," which makes not sense. Who wants to see a movie with a D- score?

They only consider some points that are convenient for them

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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

IMDB exists. - AlphaQ

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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!

It was not decent alright, and I don't know anyone who likes twilight other than dramatic high school girls - B1ueNew

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

RIP Opinions - AlphaQ

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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

The name sucks. - B1ueNew

The names sucks lol - AlphaQ

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The Contenders

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

What's wrong with that, there are more people that likes justin bieber more than there those useless haters

It's a waste of cash for a documentary but there are worse - AlphaQ

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12 The consensuses don't always represent accurate opinions
13 The Last Jedi Backlash

Worst (by far) Star Wars Movie!

14 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

Whenever I think of this movie, I think of a tornado made up of sharks destroying everything in it's path... - CharismaticKat

It got a higher score than forrest gump!

This is the worst horror film of all time. - Snackfan

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15 People spam the ratings

No only critics - AlphaQ

16 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

opinions - AlphaQ

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17 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

Oof rip dc fanboys who suck bawlzzz - AlphaQ

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18 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

Oh no!, a 6% was too nice for that abomination that should be banned? , oh boo hoo - B1ueNew

OH bOO hOO! wAh! because 6 = good SCoR - AlphaQ

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19 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

Ice Age should’ve get that score, not that garbage!

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20 They gave 2016 Ghostbusters a 73%

Okay, honestly, people were afraid to give that movie a low rating because of the idiot crew members calling people mysogynists. - DCfnaf

I Even Warned People To See The Secret Life Of Pets(A MUCH Better Movie) Instead Of This Garbage

Blame the feminist crew - AlphaQ

I like all ghostbuster movies

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21 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

That Reason Is Stupid


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22 The critics are always right

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

Contradictory haha - AlphaQ

Not always.


23 They gave Star Wars Episode 7 a 92% which should have got much lower

This movie was mediocre. It only deserves a 60-70% rating

It's the only good movie out of all 4 recent star wars films, so I say it deserves it - B1ueNew

It's the only good disney star wars movie in my opinion. - B1ueNew

Only decent Disney film - AlphaQ

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24 The critics only care about their own opinions
25 They gave Teen Titans Go! To The Movies a 100% when it should've gotten a 0%

Yeah I cannot believe it got good ratings but wait are they actually bringing back the original Teen Titans and finally gonna have a season 6 if they are actually doing that then that's great - Lpsgirl

It was a good movie because in the end they bought back teen Titans season six.

Maybe because opinions opinions opinions - AlphaQ

I don't care if you guys hate it or not

you TTG haters should go take a hike

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26 DC fanboys hate it

Cause they cry over Suicide Squad getting a rightfully deserved score. - DCfnaf

Isn't It Already Obvious

This list shouldn't even exist - Triceratops

People cry bo hooo on DC getting trashed. - AlphaQ

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27 They gave Transformers a 57%

That's A Great Movie, Rotten Tomatoes Just Gave It A Bad Review Beacause The Sequels Were Bad, Really? - VideoGamefan5

28 Their "Top 100 Movies Ever" list is terrible

IMDb'S Top 250 Is So Much Better!, This List Does Not Have:

Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
The Dark Knight
Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption
Star Wars: Episode V Empire Strikes Back
And Many More!

What Retard Does A Top 100 Movie List And Does Not Put At Least One Of Those Movies On The List? , - VideoGamefan5

29 They gave Disaster Movie a 1% when it should have got a 0%

1% Is Still Really Low, Though That Movie Has No Redeeming Qualities, but still, this item is pointless - VideoGamefan5

Yeah - VideoGamefan5


30 They gave Rogue One an 84%

That movie kinda sucked anyways, but still - VideoGamefan5

That movie was boring. - B1ueNew

It's Actually At 85% - JPK

It sucked but meh - AlphaQ

31 They gave X-Men Apocalypse a 48%

What why that's a good movie in my opinion - Lpsgirl

32 They gave Fantastic Four a 9%

THANK YOU! See I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Fantastic Four isn't that bad. It's mediocre like Justin Bieber. - AlphaQ

It deserved it. - B1ueNew

They gave to fant4stic a 9% when it should be 50%

33 They gave Interstellar a 71%

Let me tell you, Interstellar deserves to get a much higher score than that. Switch the ratings of Gravity with this film, then it is perfect.

71% is a decent rating but Interstellar is a masterpiece and deserves at least a 90% score. I lost faith in RT when they rated bad movies like Ghostbusters and Gravity higher than masterpieces like Interstellar and Forrest Gump.

Interstellar Is Brilliant! - JPK

Which is why Rotten Tomatoes sucks

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34 They gave Return of the Jedi a 80%

It Should Be In The 90's

35 They gave Iron Man 2 a 72%

You're right. It should have been higher. - Snackfan

Lol that movie should of gotten a 3%, (the 3rd one should of gotten a 0%), but stop being butthurt over that - B1ueNew

It's 73% Now - JPK

36 Marvel fanboys suck

Not All Marvel Fans Are Bad

I'm a Marvel fan and that is offensive to me. - CharismaticKat

37 The audience score is useless

This should be the biggest deciding factor. Movies are for all people, not just secluded, artsy, know-it-all critics.

At Least Anti-Bronies Didn't Spam Down The Audience Score For The MLP Movie - JPK

38 They give 7-25 words in their reviews

Only 7-25 words? Weird. - RalphBob

39 They gave Forrest Gump 72% instead of a 95%

70% now

This is the critic consensus for forrest gump: Forrest Gump may be an overly sentimental film with a somewhat problematic message, but its sweetness and charm are usually enough to approximate true depth and grace.


Bad News: Down To 71% - JPK

40 Suicide Squad got a 26%

Yeah it should have gotten 13%

Sucidie Squad count: multiple - AlphaQ

41 They favor Disney movies

TrRUE DISNEy SUxx - AlphaQ

So true, The Scores they give to them are biased in the level of 9000

Rogue One - 85%
Moana - 95%
Finding Dory - 94%
Captain America: Civil War - 90%
The Jungle Book (2016) - 94%
Zootopia - 98%
Star Wars Force Awakens - 93%
The Good Dinosaur - 76%
Ant-Man - 81%
Inside Out - 98%
Tommorowland - 51%
Cinderella (2015) - 84%
Big Hero 6 - 89%
Maleficent - 53%
Frozen - 89%
Monsters University - 78%
Wreck-It Ralph - 85%
Brave - 78%
Cars 2 - 39%
Toy Story 3 - 99%

I think that's enough examples, now I MIGHT agree with most of those scores but RT Does it on purpose, I'm betting cars 3 will have OVER 90000000%, Because You Know?, RT Favors Disney - VideoGamefan5

42 They gave Hook a 29%

That's lower than The Room - 445956

Its not tHat good - AlphaQ

That Was A Good Movie
Not A Bad One

43 They gave The Last Airbender a 6% when it should have got a 0%

DIFFERENT OPINIONS ever head of them?

So..? - AlphaQ

Lol - AlphaQ

Lol - Neonco31

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44 They gave Twilight a 49%

Crap They Should Of Given It A 0% - VideoGamefan5


WAAAh! WHY no 0 I'm cAllInG the CahhpPs - AlphaQ

45 They gave Song of the Sea a 99% when it should have got a 100%

Haha! Just 1% miss is bad enough? - Neonco31

99% is a good score stop being butthurt! - AlphaQ


46 They gave Man of Steel a 55%

It should have been around 80%,55 is way too low

It should have been lower. Man Of Steel sucks. - Snackfan

47 They gave Thor 2 a 66% which should have been much lower
48 The critics are too harsh

That is really true. That's the reason the score are lower than expected. - AlphaQ

They are strict. I mean thy are very strict and stuff. - AlphaQ

Sometimes - JPK

49 They gave Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull a 77%
50 They gave Daddy Day Camp a 1%

So...? 1% is an abysmal score anyways... - AlphaQ

who cares?

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