Awesome Infographic: What Genre Do Film Critics Love the Most?


Dorothy at Very Small Array has created another intriguing movie infographic. The graph above shows the median Rotten Tomatoes rating for the ten highest-grossing films of each year from 1924-2010 by genre. In effect, she’s determined which genre critics tend to like the best. And the winner, somewhat surprisingly, is Westerns, beating out the lowest-rated set, action movies, by a sizable 20 percentage points. Incidentally, dramas, which we’d think of as your standard, critically acclaimed, Oscar-bait fare, come in around the middle of the pack, just below horror flicks. Click over to Very Small Array to see the rest of the graphic, which includes a chart showing the median length for each genre’s most popular films.