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      Tomatometer-approved critics come from all across the U.S., and the world. They publish on a variety of platforms – among them you’ll find podcasters, newspaper and magazine writers, bloggers, and YouTubers. Reviews from Tomatometer-approved critics form the trusted Tomatometer® score for movies and TV shows. Their reviews embody several key values – insight and dedication among them – and meet a set of Eligibility Guidelines. To see our full list of Tomatometer-approved critics, click here.

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      Critic Spotlight

      • Thomas Stoneham-Judge
        Thomas Stoneham-Judge

        is the founder & EIC of This is For Reel, which provides reviews, interviews, & festival coverage for movies & TV. He is a member of the Seattle Film Critics Society. Find Thomas @beingTSJ

      • Carolyn Hinds
        Carolyn Hinds

        is a freelance film critic, journalist & podcaster. She is a member of the AAFCA. Find her work at ButWhyTho?, Observer & Atom Tickets, among others. Find Carolyn @CarrieCnh12

      • Diedre Johnson
        Diedre Johnson

        is a critic & entertainment news reporter based in Los Angeles. Her reviews can be found at Paste Magazine and other outlets. She is a member of the TCA. Find Diedre @diedremichelle

      • Matthew Haynes
        Matthew Haynes

        is a YouTube critic who covers film, television, and video games. He is also a member of the African American Film Critics association. Find Matthew @matthewvhaynes

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