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Does Rotten Tomatoes Hurt the Cinema?

Does Rotten Tomatoes Hurt the Cinema?

Though just a little over a decade old, Rotten Tomatoes’ impact on Hollywood is certainly evident as the scores they lay out can practically send some people running to or fleeing from the multiplexes and, for filmmakers, this simple website can be like an emperor at a gladiator game, holding out his thumb to either save or kill their careers. But, while some consider Rotten Tomatoes’ success to be a helpful aid to moviegoers and a proponent for society’s continuing need for film criticism, others suggest that the simplicity used in deciding a film’s quality and its grade-like final percentage score may just showcase the mold growing in the website’s own process.