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Rotten Tomatoes
URL rottentomatoes.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Film review aggregator and forum
Registration Optional
Owner
Created by Senh Duong
Launched 1999
Alexa rank 748 (February 2013)

Rotten Tomatoes is a website dedicated to reviews, information, and news of movies. The name derives from the vaudeville-era cliché of throwing tomatoes and other products at stage performers if a performance was particularly bad. The company has been owned by Flixster, a Warner Bros. company, since May 2011.

As of 2007, the website's editor-in-chief is Matt Atchity.

History

Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12, 1998, as a spare time project by Senh Duong. His goal in creating Rotten Tomatoes was "to create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the US".


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