Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)

Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)

Why do fans love some Rotten films and hate some Fresh ones? What did critics make of a cult classic before it earned its cult status? In this bi-weekly podcast, hosts Jacqueline Coley, Mark Ellis, and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”


April 11, 2024 68 mins

The time has come for us at the 'Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong' podcast family to say, "so long, farewell."

When this podcast premiered in September of 2020, we wanted to shed a light on some of the films that may have been maligned by critics at the time. We wanted to cover the movies that, after watching them, made us think, "That was awesome!" or "That was such a good movie!" only to see that said film had a Rotten rating on ...

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Who am I?! Sho'nuff!

It's time to look back at the baddest showdown between Bruce Leeroy and Sho'nuff, and harness the power of "The Glow!"

That's right, we're revisiting the 1985 cult classic 'The Last Dragon' starring Taimak and Vanity to see if Rotten Tomatoes is wrong about its barely Fresh 61% Tomatometer score.

Screenwriter and podcaster Brandon Collins joins Mark and Jacqueline to break down the delightful insanity tha...

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We're king and they know it! Can you top that?!

It's time to step back into 1989 to revisit the magical story of Louise Miller becoming a witch on her 16th birthday in the cult classic 'Teen Witch.'

Although 'Teen Witch' is Rotten at 43% on the Tomatometer, audiences have come to know and love this unintentionally hilarious fantasy film, given its 74% Audience Score.

On today's show actor Heather Grace Hancock joins Mark and ...

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No need to worry because this week the team at Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong looks back at the controversial psychological thriller, "Don't Worry Darling," which is Rotten at 38% on the Tomatometer.

However with an Audience Score of 74%, uber fans of Harry Styles and/or Florence Pugh may have actually enjoyed the film.

Producer Brian Perez joins Mark and Jacqueline to discuss whether Rotten Tomatoes is wrong about "Don't Worry Da...

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It's time to jump into your flying boots as we look back at the epic space opera 'Jupiter Ascending,' directed by The Wachowskis, and is Rotten with a dismal 28% on the Tomatometer.

Guest Claire Lim joins Mark and Jacqueline to discuss whether Rotten Tomatoes is wrong about this incredibly ambitious interplanetary film, or if 'Jupiter Ascending' is a movie best left in our distant memories.

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With Matthew Vaughn's next movie 'Argylle' heading to theaters this weekend, we decided to look back at Vaughn's lowest-rated entry in the 'Kingsman' franchise, the 2021 prequel, 'The King's Man.'

Were audience's reactions to 'The King's Man' negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and constant release date changes? Or was this prequel unnecessary to the overall series?

Mark and Jacqueline are joined by journalist and p...

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Is Michael Bay one of the greatest action film directors of all time? His $7 billion+ box office take says 'possibly,' but his average Rotten Tomatoes score might say otherwise.

On today's show, we're looking back at one of Bay's more 'serious' films, the historical action-war drama '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,' which is Rotten at 51% on the Tomatometer, but is a hit with fans, given its 82% Audience Score.


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Happy New Year from everyone here at Rotten Tomatoes!

What better way to start off 2024 than to revisit the aptly-titled Garry Marshall-directed "New Year's Eve" from 2011?

The star-studded romantic comedy has a paltry 7% Rotten rating on the Tomatometer, although fans seem to love it a bit more, given its 45% Audience Score.

With multiple Oscar-winners leading this cast, how could this movie have gotten such negative reviews...

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It's finally time to say, "Fair is fair!"

Producer and Academy Award-nominated writer Emily V. Gordon joins Mark and Jacqueline on today's show and brings in one of her all-time favorite films, the 1985 classic 'The Legend of Billie Jean,' to defend its honor against its wretched 39% Rotten rating on the Tomatometer.

Set in Jacqueline's hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, the film follows Helen Slater's Billie Jean as she fig...

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What is Christmas time without a little schmaltz? On today's show, we dive deep into what the critics called a "very schmaltzy" Christmas classic, 'The Family Man.'

This sappy film starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni is currently Rotten at 54% on the Tomatometer, but it has a fresh 67% Audience Score.

Actor and comedian Tony Baker joins Mark and Jacqueline to discuss whether Rotten Tomatoes is wrong about 'The Family Man' an...

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It's time to munch on some grindage, buddies, and celebrate this delicious turkey holiday by looking back at when Carla Gugino brought home Pauly Shore for Thanksgiving in the 1993 comedy classic 'Son-in-Law!'

'Son-in-Law' is Pauly Shore's highest rated movie on the Tomatometer at 32%, but our panel fervently disagrees with its abysmal rating as they can't get enough of Shore's 'Crawl.'

Special guest and comedian Justine Mar...

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Now that spooky season has come and gone, we are gearing up for that wonderful holiday where we get to visit family, watch some football, and enjoy some delicious turkey!

What better way to celebrate than to revisit Christina Ricci's famous Thanksgiving speech in the comedy classic 'Addams Family Values.'

The Barry Sonnenfeld-directed satire is currently Certified Fresh at 75% on the Tomatometer, but has a lower Audience Sco...

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Master filmmaker Ridley Scott has had some huge hits with 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' but he's also had some misses... 'The Counselor' anyone?

Today we are looking back at one of Scott's misses with the 1985 dark fantasy 'Legend' starring Tim Curry, Mia Sara, and a pre-'Top Gun' Tom Cruise.

'Legend' is currently Rotten at 42% on the Tomatometer but it has developed a cult following over the years and has a 73% Audience Score...

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Just in time for spooky season, we are looking back at the 1996 cult classic 'The Craft,' which is Rotten at 57% on the Tomatometer.

For some, this witchy film defined their whole high-school personality in the '90s. For others, 'The Craft' may have been overshadowed by the mega-hit horror film 'Scream' that starred similar actors and came out just months later.

Author and podcaster Akilah Hughes joins Mark and Jacqueline to...

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With ‘Saw X’ heading to theaters this weekend and looking to scare the legs off fans, we look back at the 6th entry in the ‘Saw’ series.

Why ‘Saw VI’ specifically? The 6th entry is known for being a fan-favorite of the series and is ranked #2 just behind the original ‘Saw’ on the Tomatometer.

 ‘Saw’ superfan Eric Striffler from ‘Pretty Much It’ joins Mark and Jacqueline in discussing whether Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong abo...

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The 1998 comedy blockbuster 'Rush Hour' is more than just a hilarious buddy-cop movie. It also happens to be the reason Rotten Tomatoes exists. 'Rush Hour' was Jackie Chan's first big American movie and Senh Duong, founder of Rotten Tomatoes, decided to build a website that aggregated reviews of Chan's previous films for American audiences.

Twenty-five years later and here we are, taking a look back at the film that started...

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By the power of Grayskull, it is finally time we take a look back at the 1987 classic film, 'Masters of the Universe,' starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella as He-Man and Skeletor respectively.

Does this 80's camptastic film deserve its 22% Rotten rating on our Tomatometer, or are there some redeeming qualities to it?

Host of "The Big Thing" podcast Kristian Harloff joins Mark and Jacqueline in discussing all of this an...

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Back before Ryan Reynolds graced the world with his fast-talking hilarious character Deadpool, he saved the galaxy against the evil Parallax in the very Rotten film, 'Green Lantern.'

'Green Lantern' has a 26% Rotten Tomatometer score, with the Audience Score not being much higher at 45%.

Podcaster and host Coy Jandreau joins Mark and Jacqueline today in discussing whether or not 'Green Lantern' is as bad as many critics and ...

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With a cinematic franchise spanning 7 movies and a television show, it's hard to believe the movie that started it all off in 2002 is Rotten at 35% on the Tomatometer.

The Paul W.S. Anderson-written and directed action-horror flick may have not scored well with the critics, but audiences all over the world seemed to love this big-screen adaptation of the beloved Sony Playstation video game.

Comedian and writer Lisa Wallen j...

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Cowabunga, dudes! It's time to take a look back at the original live-action 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' from 1990. While it has a 41% Rotten Tomatometer score, it has an 81% fresh Audience rating. Is the audience right and did the critics miss the mark?

Comedian and actor Erik Griffin joins hosts Mark and Jacqueline to discuss this classic turtle flick, and later gives his idea of the perfect 'turtle' movie.

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