Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes
By Flixster, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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New in 7.13.2
• We’ve ditched the glitches to make your moviegoing experience smoother and easier than ever.
Movies and Theaters
• Browse the latest movies and top box office picks. Can’t decide? Sort movies by theater, ratings or reviews
• Watch the hottest new trailers, get movie news and flip through exclusive movie photos
• Instantly get Rotten Tomatoes® scores and browse user reviews and ratings
• Save favorite theaters and locate theaters by name or distance
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What's New in Version 7.13.4
My experience with this app has been great up until recently. I hope they fix the problem I'm about to address, but I'm likely moving on to a theater specific app and will be keeping a lookout for improvements.
I went with a friend to a showing of Spiderman Homecoming. We had both seen the movie in 2-D and regular 3-D. I noticed on the Flixter app that my local theater was showing it in IMAX & IMAX 3-D. We chose plain IMAX (no 3-D). At least that was our plan. We drive out to the theater and ask for tickets to the IMAX showing. She hands us tickets while telling us there is no IMAX showing at this theater. We asked the manager to explain. It turns out the (company) theater's app only advertised Real-D 3-D and 2-D showings. We were already there and wanted to not waste our time, so we just went with it and saw it in 2-D again. Very frustrating to get excited to see a movie in IMAX only to be let down by a faulty app. Whether it was wrong information retrieved by Flixter from the company the runs the theater, or some other reason, I'm tempted to just dump it altogether. I ask Flixter to get its act together so I don't have to be disappointed like this in the future. Choosing a 3 star rating until I see something is done. I'll check back.
Without question, one of my top 5 apps
For many many years this has been my go to movie app. It always works, no errors ever, 100% reliable. I use it before going to a movie theater to see up-to-the-minute USER ratings (sorry, critics rate movies like they're grading English papers). I use it to see which movies are playing where. I use it on trips all over the country to quickly see which movie theater is the closest no matter where I am and to see what's playing. I use it while choosing on demand movies at home. I use it at the video store. I use it standing in front of red box. I use it at the library checking out movies. I use it at the store and online before purchasing a movie. Everytime I see a movie trailer or hear of a great movie I quick pull up the app and add it to my 'want to see' list so I can refer to it later instead of trying to remember which movie I wanted to see. I've had this app so many years I can't remember not having it. It's always there, has everything I need and it's custom fit to me, all mine. Keep up the good work Flixster!!
Gets Worse By The Update
Update: came back to see if there was any progression. Nope. Same situation. Unbearable ad system. Clunky. Blah blah blah. No thanks, I’ll see you again in another year for your yearly checkup. - see previous review (still holds strong)
P.S. can someone get a user expletive guy on staff over at Flixster? Wow!
I used to love this app. I really did. But after every single update it gets worse and worse as they try to stuff more worthless features in.
It's REALLY buggy. When I try to search, I type in a movie title and the cursor highlights the text and deletes it on its own which forces me to retype everything. I also can't AirPlay trailers to my AppleTV. Just sound works, no video.
The ad experience is a joke. Why do you find it necessary to shove full screen ads in my face as I browse?
The only thing that kept me coming back was the Rotten Tomatoes integration. Sadly for Flixster, I've moved to IMDb and have learned to love their review system much more anyway. Plus the wealth of information they offer. Oh yeah, IMDb's app also isn't a buggy ad-riddled nightmare. AND has Spotlight search integration (Flixster doesn't and honestly, I don't see them ever doing it.)
It pains me to say this but I've deleted Flixster from my phone for the first time in years. I'll check on it in a few months but my predictions are it will be the same mess it is now.