Film Critics Even Less Diverse Than Films, Study Finds

While more attention is starting to be paid to onscreen representation in film and television, diversity among the critics who review them is still largely an invisible issue.

For the first time, USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has turned its eye to critics, analyzing the gender and race/ethnicity of the authors behind every Rotten Tomatoes review of 2017's 100 highest-grossing movies. Its new report, "Critic's Choice?" finds that out of 19,559 reviews, 77.8 percent were written by men and 82 percent were written by white critics. White men wrote 63.9 percent of reviews, compared with ...

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