The review site aggregator Rotten Tomatoes often finds itself in the center of attention whether it be good or bad, drama seems surround the site. One of the many issues with the site is the review bombing from fans on certain movies. Most of the time the review bombing seems to be on Disney owned films such as Captain Marvel and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The review bombing for Captain Marvel got so bad that the site turned off the Audience Score and even removed some reviews. Today the site has announced that they are going to add an additional layer to their audience score that will allow readers to see who actually bought tickets to the movie and reviewed it. Much like Amazon has the verified purchaser review system, Rotten Tomatoes will now have the “verified” reviewer system on their site. Deadline reports
Starting with movies released today, users can opt in to get their rating and review marked “verified” as long as they bought their movie ticket on Fandango
The report states that AMC, Regal and Cinemark will add their ticket sales to the verification system later this year. This is the latest in efforts from the site to curb trolls and allow the site to be more accurate in its reviews and reporting.
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