Rotten Tomatoes Now Requiring Users to Verify Ticket Purchase to Impact Audience Score

/Film | 5/23/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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In recent years, Rotten Tomatoes has become a haven for trolls trying to tear down the audience score for new movies in order to feed into their whacked-out personal agendas. The site has been trying their best to battle it for a little while now, but thankfully, the movie rating aggregator has figured out how to tackle the problem head-on.

Starting today, Rotten Tomatoes will require users to have their movie ticket purchase verified in order to contribute a rating and/or review to the aggregate audience score for a movie.

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Rotten Tomatoes announced their revamped audience rating system, which will now feature Verified Ratings and Reviews for new theatrical releases from here on out. Starting today, only Fandango users will be able to verify their ticket purchase, but eventually, AMC Theatres, Regal and Cinemark Theatres will participate by collaborating on a ticket purchase authentication system with Rotten Tomatoes.

However, it should be noted that users who don’t verify their ticket purchases will still be able to rate and review movies. But those ratings and reviews will not count towards the new Verified Audience Score, which will be displayed on both Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango, the latter replacing their previous five-star rating system. All of them will be listed on Rotten Tomatoes, but only the verified ticket buyers will have a badge next to their reviews.

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This is the perfect way to combat trolls whose pointless existence relies on them trying to bring down a movie’s reputation to give their life some kind of meaning. They still have their voice on Rotten Tomatoes, but no one will listen to it because their reviews won’t be verified, and their ratings won’t impact the audience score. They’ll be the online equivalent of...
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