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- The massive amount of Fan Dumb from users. It's mostly noticeable with classic works with more than a 90% Fresh rating. This usually means that there's a single negative review of the film. Critics will get flamed in the review's comment section for "ruining a perfect score". It's almost a real life example of The Complainer Is Always Wrong.
- Oh my god. Toy Story 3 is one of the shining examples of what you just said up there. Except there were three negative reviews and part of the reason that people were outraged was because the first two films have a perfect 100% score there. One of the negative reviews comes from a guy named Armond White, who negative reviews any movie that is good and positive reviews any movie that is bad.
- These people don't consider the mathematics. Older and/or more obscure films will tend to have fewer reviews. One review out of ten being negative will automatically bring down the percentages to 90% whereas it takes ten negative reviews to do the same when there are a hundred overall, and the odds are that there will be at least one or two people knocking the film. Also Rotten Tomatoes has an irritating habit of branding mostly ambivalent reviews "fresh" or "rotten" based on their own bizarre and frequently inaccurate interpretation of the overall tone, classifying mildly positive reviews "rotten" and mildly negative ones "fresh". Not to mention that to get a "fresh" rating on the consensus a film has to get not only a majority of positive reviews but a minimum of 60% (what is this, school?!), which leads to a lot of mostly well reviewed films still being idiotically labeled "rotten". Also there is a certain amount of 8.8 involved.
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