Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic Reviewers by Gender: Angry, Neighborly, Nice Edition

The box office is finally moving out of the shadow of Captain America, and this week we have three new releases: The Angry Birds Movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and The Nice Guys. Full numbers are below the cut, but two things jumped out at me. First, The Nice Guys has the lowest percentage of female critics I've yet seen, on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. And second, the largely-female-cast Neighbors 2 has the largest disparity between male and female Rotten Tomatoes scores I've yet seen, with female critics rating the movie positively 18 percent more often than male critics.

Also, it turns out no one particularly liked The Angry Birds Movie. Who'd have thought?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic Reviewers by Gender: Monstrous Money Edition

Captain America: Civil War continues to clear a path, with only one film willing to debut the week after it. (Well, two, but it doesn't look like literally anyone is reviewing The Darkness.) Here are the critic statistics for Money Monster as of about 7 pm Thursday.

Money Monster

Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: 65

Rating (Female Critics): 78

Number of Critics Counted: 62

Number of Female Critics Counted: 9 (14.5%)

Metacritic

Rating: 58

Rating (Female Critics Average): 67

Number of Critics Counted: 27

Number of Female Critics Counted: 3 (11.1%)


* Rotten Tomatoes gives a simple overall rating that is the percentage of all reviews that are "fresh" (that is, positive). Metacritic assigns a numerical value to each critic's review, and determines its ratings via an unknown weighting system of those values. So it's impossible to get the true female Metacritic score. Instead, I've simply averaged the individual scores of the female critics.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic Reviewers by Gender: Captain America Edition

All other films have fled in fear of Captain America: Civil War this week, so there's only one film to tally up the critics for. The percentage of female critics is lower this week than for any of last week's films, though of course the total numbers are higher, since everyone in the world is reviewing Civil War. (I bet those two facts are related, too -- though stuff like that will have to wait until I've collected enough data to analyze.)

Captain America: Civil War

Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: 92

Rating (Female Critics): 97

Number of Critics Counted: 223

Number of Female Critics Counted: 38 (17%)

Metacritic

Rating: 75

Rating (Female Critics Average): 77.4

Number of Critics Counted: 50

Number of Female Critics Counted: 5 (10%)


* Rotten Tomatoes gives a simple overall rating that is the percentage of all reviews that are "fresh" (that is, positive). Metacritic assigns a numerical value to each critic's review, and determines its ratings via an unknown weighting system of those values. So it's impossible to get the true female Metacritic score. Instead, I've simply averaged the individual scores of the female critics.