As a fan of Jackie Chan's, Duong was inspired to create the website after collecting all the reviews of Chan's movies as they were being published in the United States.

The first movie whose reviews were featured on Rotten Tomatoes was Your Friends & Neighbors (1998).

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To be accepted as a critic on the website, a critic's original reviews must garner a specific number of "likes" from users.

Those classified as "Top Critics" generally write for major newspapers.

Duong teamed up with University of California, Berkeley classmates Patrick Y. In early 2009, Current Television launched the televised version of the web review site, The Rotten Tomatoes Show.

Lee and Stephen Wang, his former partners at the Berkeley, California–based web design firm Design Reactor, to pursue Rotten Tomatoes on a full-time basis. It was hosted by Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox and written by Mark Ganek.

The name, Rotten Tomatoes, derives from the practice of audiences' throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance.

From early 2008 to September 2010, Current Television aired the weekly The Rotten Tomatoes Show, featuring hosts and material from the website.

I am sure there is an audience for "Speed-Dating" out there, I just wasn't the target audience for it.

Rotten Tomatoes is an American review aggregator website for film and television.

For a comedy movie it failed to pack any good punchlines, failed to crack laughs, and failed to be interesting.