Rotten Tomatoes will verify ticket purchases to ensure audience members have seen a movie before leaving a review or rating

The review aggregator says that users who purchase tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like Booksmart and Aladdin


                            Rotten Tomatoes will verify ticket purchases to ensure audience members have seen a movie before leaving a review or rating

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it.

The review aggregator says Thursday that users who purchase tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like Booksmart and Aladdin. The verified audience scores will also be displayed on Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes.

Fandango president Paul Yanover says in a statement that this step will increase consumer confidence in the sites.

Rotten Tomatoes' had been a place where trolls could post negative scores for films that hadn't been released, which happened recently to Captain Marvel. The company responded by shutting down user reviews until a film officially hits theaters.

Exhibitors AMC, Regal and Cinemark will join later this year.