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What is the problem with movie review sites?

Are these well known film review sites such as "rotten tomatoes" biased towards certain movies?

  • What I find interesting about this topic is that even though, for the most part, critics and audience scores are pretty similar, there are movies where critics and audiences disagree. What happened in the cases where that the critics hated and the audience loved (e.g., Entourage) and visa versa (e.g., It Follows)? Are critics and audiences looking at different things? Is the job of the critic to reflect the judge the artistry and competence of the filmmaker, or to predict how well the movie will be received by the audience? I know that I read reviews to know whether I will like the movie. I also know that some of my favourite movies were panned by critics. – 12jm9 6 years ago
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  • To that point, I think it's a good idea to keep in mind what a great movie means in terms of financial success vs. critical acclaim. – colmwhitford 6 years ago
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