Daily Archives: June 19, 2016

Time to understand where movie ratings come from

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Ever wondered what makes some movies draw crowds to theaters while others become absolute flops? There might be a dozen of reasonable factors: cast, script, quality of production. Unfortunately, those things are ignored in favor of simplified movie rating systems such as Rotten Tomatoes and Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

It might seem rather harmless, and even logical to check out ratings of the movies you want to see. After all, nobody wants to waste their ten dollars and leave a theater disappointed. But before relying on movie ratings, let’s first figure out how they work.