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 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.”... Show More

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February 25, 2021 70 min

With an army of fans singing its praises, we're asking if the barely Fresh cyborg flick is a better model than critics gave it credit for.

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February 18, 2021 67 min

We're asking the big questions about the onetime biggest movie of all time: Is James Cameron's boat flick one of the all-time great epics, or just a really cool-looking disaster movie with a chilly (and badly written) heart?

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February 11, 2021 70 min

It's the romance of our time but is the Nicholas Sparks weepie worthy of all the love? We're diving into the maybe-

toxic bond between Noah and Allie, and the world and The Notebook.

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February 4, 2021 63 min

Its middle-of-the-road Tomatometer score belies its outsized influence and place in comic-book cinema. In our latest podcast ep, we're giving "the daywalker" the respect he deserves.

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January 28, 2021 69 min

The most anticipated movie of the year has split critics down the middle, and wreaked havoc on the Tomatometer. Time to bring out the Lasso of Truth: Is it the open-hearted dose of hope we need or an overstuffed misfire?

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January 21, 2021 68 min

Plug in as we examine the mammoth movie with the minuscule pop-culture footprint and ask: Has the world been fair to Jake and the Na'vi?

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January 14, 2021 60 min

Its Tomatometer score may not be quite so low as the Hulk-calming sun, but the action-packed Avengers sequel still sits somewhere at the back of the MCU pack. Is that where it really belongs?

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January 7, 2021 56 min

He stole the Declaration of Independence, but he couldn't steal critics' hearts: is Nicolas Cage's fun Indy rip-off really all that rotten?

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December 31, 2020 55 min

Look out, 'cos here it comes: An epic debate about the high notes and the low notes in the biggest musical of our time.

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Charming as an eel or just the thing to grow your heart a few sizes every holiday season? We're tackling Ron Howard's garish – or utterly charming? – take on Dr. Seuss in our latest podcast episode.

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December 17, 2020 69 min

To many, it is perfect; to others, problematic. But is this ensemble Christmas rom-com deserving of the yearly tar-and-feathering it gets from its haters? We're breaking it down in our latest podcast.

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Was moving the action to Manhattan and upping the "ow"-factor enough to justify a second Home Alone movie? We're tossing bricks and taking names in the latest ep of our podcast.

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December 3, 2020 62 min

One year on, we're braving the Internet to ask: Was Abrams' trilogy closer to a messy patchwork of fan-service (and apologies) or a satisfying crescendo (and corrective)?

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Brooding and faithful masterpiece or overstuffed and self-serious mess? It's Dark Knight Vs. Man of Steel and Tomatometer Vs. Audience Score in our most controversial podcast ep yet.

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November 19, 2020 51 min

Hats, schmats: We sort things by Tomatometer around here, and according to the numbers Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is the best movie in all of Potterdom. Is it truly the most magical entry in the series though? In this ep, we tackle RT's ranking of the Harry Potter franchise.

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Allllll righty then, comedy fans! We're hunting down every clue and exploring every rhino cavity to solve the biggest case in Jim Carrey's career: Do the Ace Ventura flicks deserve their Rotten splats?

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November 5, 2020 52 min

We're chomping into one of the most controversial Tomatometer-Audience Score divides ever: did critics do this earthling-symbiote bromance wrong, or was it really just a cinematic turd best left rolling by?

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October 29, 2020 62 min

When Eddie met Wes, it was a match made in movie hell, but 25 years later some say this Craven-Murphy mega flop is a bloody good time ready for its moment in the sun. (OK, moonlight, just to be safe.)

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October 22, 2020 50 min

This rotten Halloween favorite is still conjuring box office magic: did the critics get it wrong, or are millions of millennials too bewitched by nostalgia to see its warts?

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October 15, 2020 59 min

Leonardo DiCaprio grazed a career iceberg with critically dismissed thriller The Beach. Twenty years on, director Jim Cummings joins our podcast to make a case for the Danny Boyle flick's bonkers greatness.

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