Movie review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes released their list of the Top 100 Movies of 2012. Their methodology is simple: they list the movies by how “fresh” they are — the percentage of positive reviews they got from critics.
The problem is that their list is littered with movies that barely anyone saw: flicks that earned critical praise from the few critics who saw it and were ignored by everyone else.
So we made some edits to their list — paring down any movies with less than 100 reviews — leaving the top 25 movies that people were actually talking about in 2012.
Whether you agree with what the critics thought — or how we simplified Rotten Tomatoes’ list — that’s something worth talking about too. Still, from a purely analytical standpoint, it’s hard to argue with this list being a good overview of what films people thought were good in the past year…