The Rotten Tomatoes website features movies of all types and genres. Lists on the homepage focus on movies currently in release or opening in the near future.
The Rotten Tomatoes rating system is based on the idea of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when they don’t like a performance. Each film is given a rating based on reviews from hundreds of critics. A positive review gets a fresh tomato, while a poor review gets a rotten tomato. To be certified fresh, a film must receive at least 75 percent positive reviews. Those that don’t are certified rotten.
A short snippet of each review is available on the website with a link to the full review. Visitors are invited to leave their own reviews as well. In addition to currently playing and upcoming Hollywood films, the website has reviews for independent and foreign films. Information for each film includes a synopsis and cast list. In some cases, photos and a trailer for the film are also available.
Search options include the ability to search for films by name or favorite actor. Movie lovers can also browse various lists, such as the most popular and highest-rated films. The website also includes reviews of television shows and entertainment news and features.