Rotten Tomatoes to Link Audience Ratings to Ticket Purchases - NBC Connecticut

Rotten Tomatoes to Link Audience Ratings to Ticket Purchases

Rotten Tomatoes' audience score had been a place where trolls could post negative scores for films that hadn't yet been released

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    How to Control Your Devices (So They Don't Control You)
    Rotten Tomatoes' audience score had been a place where trolls could post negative scores for films that hadn't yet been released, which happened most recently to "Captain Marvel."

    Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it.

    The review aggregator says Thursday that users who have purchased tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like "Booksmart" and "Aladdin." The verified audience scores will also be displayed on Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes.

    Fandango president Paul Yanover says in a statement that this step will increase consumer confidence in the sites.

    Rotten Tomatoes' audience score had been a place where trolls could post negative scores for films that hadn't yet been released, which happened most recently to "Captain Marvel." The company responded by shutting down user reviews until a film officially hits theaters.

    From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    [NATL-AH] From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    Country music's biggest night never fails to disappoint. The 2019 CMA Awards brought powerhouse performances from the industry's top stars, including crossover collaborations from Pink and Chris Stapleton and Halsey with Lady Antebellum. Access Hollywood rounds up all the top onstage moments, including Carrie Underwood channeling an early Britney Spears and pregnant Maren Morris rubbing her growing baby bump.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)