23 June 2016

Thumbs Down 2016: Top Film Critics and Gender

This study, from Dr Martha Lauzen’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, considers 5,776 reviews written by 247 “top critics” on the popular film-review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes during spring 2016.

It found men outnumbered women in every job title category considered, including as film critics, staff writers and freelancers. Reviews written by men also outnumbered those written by women in every type of publication considered, and in every film genre.

Click here to read or download a pdf of Thumbs Down.