Metacritic is perhaps the single largest aggregator of "entertainment" reviews, tracking online buzz for movies, games, music, and more. Metacritic's enormous popularity is largely due to its publication of "Metascores"—a score out of 100 calculated by weighing and comparing "trustworthy" reviews of a particular item that lets readers determine the overall critical opinion of something at a quick glance.
Now, Metacritic is bringing its massive influence to the iPhone and iPad with a Movie Finder app. Movie Finder by Metacritic provides users with movies' Metascores and displays showtimes for theaters anywhere in the US. You can also stand in front of your local movie theater and launch Movie Finder to have the app tell you what shows are playing, along with their accompanying review information. Finally, the app also lets you rate a movie or email or text your friends about it.
Of the new app, Marc Doyle, Editor in Chief of Metacritic said,
"Metascores have become a trusted guide to what many decide to see. Movie Finder from Metacritic makes those decisions even easier when you're on the move."
Movie Finder by Metacritic is now available for free on the App Store.