It’s basically impossible for any movie on Fandango to currently get less than three stars. As Walt Hickey at FiveThirtyEight explains, “So for all intents and purposes, Fandango is using a 3 to 5 star scale. And that’s not the only thing wrong with its ratings.”

Head over to FiveThirtyEight for the full analysis, including the phrase, “Maybe we really do live in a society that rates ‘Mortdecai’ as a 3.5-star film?”


Hickey assures us that we don’t. But with the sale of Rotten Tomatoes we might soon gaze into that horrifying alternate reality.

RIP Rotten Tomatoes.