Welcome to the Rotten Tomatoes API

Welcome to the Rotten Tomatoes™ API!  

The Rotten Tomatoes API provides access to Rotten Tomatoes' ratings and reviews, allowing you to build applications and widgets enriched with Rotten Tomatoes data.  By implementing the Rotten Tomatoes API, here are some of the things your users can do: 

  • Access Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Audience ratings and review snippets
  • Get listings for movies that are opening soon and currently in theaters
  • Get listings for movies that are releasing soon and currently available on DVD or streaming

Please note that we only provide a certain level of movie metadata to help with matching our content to your existing movies database.  More detailed movie metadata and high-resolution images will need to be sourced elsewhere.

Rotten Tomatoes is no longer issuing API keys at the time of registration. We will be reviewing each application to ensure the usage of our data aligns with our Brand Guidelines and will provision keys if approved. The policy change will allow us to better service our existing developer community and to ensure that new additions are valuable partners that add to the community.

Thank you for all the interest in being a part of the Rotten Tomatoes platform community!

How to Get Started

  1. Register for a user account.  Please properly fill in all fields as incomplete requests may experience delayed responses.
  2. Review and accept the Brand Guidelines and Terms of Service.
Rotten Tomatoes will review your application and send you an email response if you have been approved to enable your key. 

Additional resources that may be helpful:
  • Browse the documentation (or try our dynamic documentation!). This includes a complete list of APIs and the data you can access from each.
  • You are welcome to join a discussion in the forums to ask questions and provide feedback.   

Important Notes about API Usage

  • Each user key is granted a limited number of calls per second and per day.  If increased call limits are needed, you can email API-admin@flixster-inc.com with a request that includes your username/key, detailed description, screen grabs of your desired implementation, and current/expected calls per second and day.  Incomplete requests may experience delayed responses.
  • The API is intended for use in the U.S. only. Deploying content outside of this territory must be approved by the Rotten Tomatoes team.
  • The API may NOT be shared with any third parties.
  • Rotten Tomatoes reserves the right to request links and/or screen grabs of your usage of Rotten Tomatoes content.  If you do not comply, Rotten Tomatoes reserves the right to terminate your right to access the API.