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A Fresh Tomato for RT’s New Look

posted by Nell Minow

RT_Logo_beta.gif Yes, most critics love to read what our colleagues think about movies. And so I spend time just about every day on the wonderful Rotten Tomatoes website, the best place to read what everyone has to say, from Roger Ebert to Film School Rejects and a wide, provocative, hilarious, and often surprising and insightful range in between. This is the place to go to compare the New York Times review with The Movie Boy (Dustin Putman), Reelview’s James Berardinelli, everyone from Entertainment Weekly to bloggers with more opinions than readers. The RT community does not hesitate to weigh in with their own reviews and rebuttals as well.
RT’s new redesign is a joy to navigate, very fresh and clean, and new editor Matt Atchity promises they will be rolling out more new goodies than a Criterion Collector’s Edition Director’s Cut DVD. Can’t wait.

  • Dustin Putman

    Thanks for the shout-out, Nell! Very flattering.
    I have a few misgivings about the new RT design, but I’m hoping they will be fixed as they get all the kinks worked out.
    I will say that I miss the “View All” option instead of having to go through 5+ different pages of reviews.
    The “sort by date” option is rendered pointless now because none of the reviews are given the dates and times they were added.
    The original quote boxes (and critic photos) were much better than the cheesy bubble quotes and photoshopped critic pics on white background.
    Placing the publication for each critic not with the critics name, but on the opposite side below the quote in tiny font is not user-friendly.
    I could go on…
    ah well. Can’t please everyone…

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