Riding on how we now have a Movie Stack Exchange, I would like to request for a OneBox feature for Rotten Tomatoes for chat.

Doing a quick 5-min mock-up using Chrome's dev editor, I came up with a format like this:

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A: The movie's score from the critics.
Other thoughts include a x%/y% where x = critic sore and y = audience score

B: The movie's title

C: The movie's poster image that is on their page.

D: The icon of whether or not it is 'rotten' or 'fresh'

E: The critic consensus (if there is one)

In order to properly OneBox the link should be like as follows:


For my example, Dark Knight, the link is:


While RottenTomatoes itself isn't a hugely useful site; people do use their reviews as a basis. On top of this, we could also implement something for IMDB in a similar fashion, replacing the RT rating with IMDB's overall rating.

  • In this case I'd also propose IMDb one-boxing. Since it has a more neutral-referencial and less judging character. Aug 29, 2014 at 9:51

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I would propose to use Metacritic instead, they are also based on reviews by critics, set a higher standard (at least by the looks) and apply to more than just movies. This for instance allows The Bridge (Gaming.SE) to link Games. I believe that TV is usable for the SciFi.SE chat room and perhaps Music for Music.SE and AVP.SE, just enable it everywhere... :)

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    Problem I have personally with Metacritic is that it is too easily corrupted by anonymous users pushing down ratings and paid journalists pushing up the ratings. For instance Mass Effect 3.
    – Tablemaker
    Apr 5, 2012 at 12:03
  • @TylerShads: How does Rotten Tomatoes solve this? I see they have critics there too. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:57
  • Not saying they solve this problem all together nor disagreeing with using Metacritic, I just don't personally like them >:). But I do agree that might be a better solution for a general use instead of just movies.
    – Tablemaker
    Apr 5, 2012 at 13:10
  • There isn't an official API for Metacritic. But, there is an unofficial version: github.com/danger89/metacritic_api which Oct 25, 2015 at 11:02

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