“You Say Tomato, I Say Rotten Tomatoes”

largetoutfresh_v2 Another week, another cool feature from the VUDU team. This week: seamless integration with the world’s most popular movie review site: rottentomatoes.com. 850,000 review links, 7 million monthly visitors, rotttentomatoes.com is THE site for movie lovers, now on VUDU.

tomatoemeter No more going to your laptop to figure out which movie to watch, no more relying on a single critic review: summary reviews by dozens of the country’s most respected movie critics are available right on your VUDU movie page. From Rogert Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times to Mike Lasalle of the San Francisco Chronicle,  get the unbiased view of the leading movie critics, compare them, form an opinion, and watch a VUDU movie you will truly enjoy.

tomatoesThe whimsical fresh/rotten tomato icons capture the essence of each review and the Tomatometer collects reviews from a variety of sources (newspaper, online, magazines) and averages them into a single score you can really trust. You can sort any of your VUDU movie lists by Tomatometer score.

This feature has been consistently in the top 3 most requested VUDU feature and I am excited to be able to leverage our Internet platform to deliver fresh content from our friends at rottentomatoes. While we were at it, we redesigned the movie page to make it more interactive and more fun. It is now animated and provides key movie information without the need to navigate away from the movie page.

Enjoy your VUDU movies and tell us what you think, your input is key to planning the next set of VUDU features.

12 Comments

  • Jamie

    October 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    So why are none of these new features available to those of us who shelled out for a Vudu Box? Announcements imply they are across the board, but when I check via the box, we’re left out in the cold (again). Can we expect to see these updates on the original Vudu service?

  • Geoff

    October 14, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Saw a note about this on Engadget and even some screen shots but it hasn’t made its way to my VUDU box. Is it only for certain devices or am I just jumping the gun and the rollout is coming?

  • Rob

    October 15, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Sounds cool, IMDB ratings would be great also.

    Will this feature be on the set top boxes too?

  • Brandon

    December 23, 2009 at 3:55 am

    yeah where the hell are the rotten tomatoes ratings. im so pissed at u guys. lazy group of thieves

  • adam

    December 23, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Brandon —

    The Rotten Tomatoes rating is currently only available on streaming devices. If you own a VUDU set-top box you can sign up for the beta Brazil streaming service here: http://supports.vudu.com/questions/238/How+do+I+sign+up+to+participate+in+VUDU%27s+public+beta%2C+%22Brazil%22%3F

  • linda

    January 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    what happened to vudu! Cannot order movies and all phones disconnected when you call

  • adam

    January 6, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Linda –

    What number are you calling? For customer support you can reach us at 1-888-554-VUDU (8838).

  • Mike

    May 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    after all the reading i have done, seems nothing tells me… The TOMATOMETER, what does 1% equal ? good or bad? what does 100% equal? Good or Bad?

  • dan

    May 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    100% is the best, 0% is the worst.

  • ahmondre

    March 18, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Tamato blog helps us really

  • ahmondre

    March 18, 2012 at 2:33 am

    A 100% is good

  • melissa howard

    March 15, 2014 at 4:41 am

    The tomato reader is a good addition.