Who are the Tomatometer-approved critics?

Tomatometer-approved critics come from all across the U.S., and the world. They publish on a variety of platforms – among them you’ll find podcasters, newspaper and magazine writers, bloggers, and YouTubers. Reviews from Tomatometer-approved critics form the trusted Tomatometer score for movies and TV shows. Their reviews embody several key values – insight and dedication among them – and meet a set of Eligibility Guidelines. To see our full list of Tomatometer-approved critics, click here.

If you'd like to find out how to join their ranks, check out our Critics Criteria here. Applications are accepted twice a year, between March 1-31 and September 1-30.

Critic Spotlight

  • Hannah Giorgis
    Hannah Giorgis

    is a staff writer at The Atlantic. Based in New York, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, & The Guardian. Find Hannah @ethiopienne

  • Katie Smith-Wong
    Katie Smith-Wong

    is a London-based OAFFC member interested in Asian representation in media & criticism. She writes for Flickfeast, Den of Geek, & VODzilla. Find Katie @guitargalchina

  • John Nguyen
    John Nguyen

    is a video critic at Nerd Reactor, with over 55k subscribers on YouTube. His favorite genres include sci-fi, fantasy & action. Find John @nerdreactor

  • Lisa Trifone
    Lisa Trifone

    is a Chicago-based critic & an editor at Third Coast Review. She is also a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. Find Lisa @lisabeesa

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Latest Reviews



  • The Story of Temple Drake

    Criterion's long-awaited foray into pre-code dramas shines a spotlight on a strange and emotionally rich gem too often reduced to a titillating oddity that provoked the stricter enforcement of the Hays Code.

    Derek Smith, Slant Magazine

  • RoboCop

    This gnarly, amazing, quasi-hypocritical action thriller has been outfitted with an improved transfer and a superb bounty of extras. I'd buy that for a dollar.

    Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

  • Suspiria

    With their 4K release of Suspiria, with gorgeously sumptuous images and multiple enveloping sound mixes, Synapse Films takes what was already arguably the best single-title home-video release of 2018 and makes it exponentially more essential.

    Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

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