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Does Rotten Tomatoes help you choose what films to watch?

As a popular reviewing website, Rotten Tomatoes gives an easy to understand percentage ratio to allow people to see what the masses of online critics think of films new and old. With films being rated as soon as they are released, are you one to check the film’s rank before deciding on whether a film is worth watching at the cinema or do you not consider reviewer opinions at all before going to the movies?

  • You could expand on this by looking at a number of movie reviewing sites, like IMDB, Letterboxd, etc., and talk about the differences and similarities between them, how to use them, etc. – Marcie Waters 5 years ago
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  • I agree with Marcie, this article should look at other sites and maybe even each of them in relation to what the fan base of the people who use them are. For example, I don't trust Rotten Tomato because it gives bad reviews to movies I think are good because it's a different fan base using the site and rating them, one which doesn't appreciate or understand certain genres. Which sites support which kind of movies the most? – Slaidey 5 years ago
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  • I agree with the topic that the website is an easy way of determining wether a movie is good or bad. However, this can spoil the views before watching the film, especially if you have just paid to see it in theatres. Also, I recommend using other movie rating sites to see more opinions on the film. – naomidelottin21 5 years ago
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  • Rotten tomatoes is very up and down for me, sometimes they get it right, other times it is little more than internet sensationalism. A movie could be nearly perfect but because the internet hates the director it will get a bad review. It is very much a little looking glass for the internet. – lostatsea303 5 years ago
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  • This is a topic I've always wanted to write about. The way in which different sites work and when if ever one should let said opinions affect them before viewing the film themselves. What a rating means, how it's scaled, who is posting the ratings, and how many does it take to accurately judge a film? – danielhageman 4 years ago
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