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 between March 1-31.

Critic Spotlight

  • Princess Weekes
    Princess Weekes

    (she/her-bisexual) is a Brooklyn-born & -based lover of books & Sailor Moon, mythology, and diversity in sci-fi/fantasy. Her reviews can be found at The Mary Sue. Find Princess @WeekesPrincess

  • Tom & Lorenzo
    Tom & Lorenzo

    are critics, authors & podcasters. For 15+ years, they’ve been a source of witty, thought-provoking observations on pop culture & LGBTQ+ life for millions of people. Find Tom & Lorenzo @tomandlorenzo

  • B.L. Panther
    B.L. Panther

    is an awardee of our Emerging Critics Program, in partnership with the CFCA. Their work looks at gender & empire in film, and can be found at The Spool & Honey Lit Journal. Find B.L. @panther_BL

  • Shelli Nicole
    Shelli Nicole

    is an awardee of our Emerging Critics Program, in partnership with the CFCA. Her work with Autostraddle, Vogue, & Thrillist focuses on Blackness, Queerness & Pop Culture. Find Shelli @hishelli

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