• “Hey, give us some of those tomatoes!”

When you visit Rotten Tomatoes, you can view all the reviews for a particular movie, or all the reviews for a particular star, or all the reviews of a particular critic. One thing you can’t do, as far as I can tell, is view all the movies with a particular percentage of positive reviews. So I’m confined to purely anecdotal evidence here. But it does seem to me that, the longer the site operates and the more influential it becomes, the more uniform the reviews featured on the site have become. For instance, the Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill scored a humiliating 4 percent, while a swath of holiday releases have scored near 100 percent: The Artist (98 percent), The Muppets (97 percent), Hugo (97 percent).