Almost two-thirds of the critics who reviewed the top 100 movies of 2017 on Rotten Tomatoes were white and male, according to an Annenberg Inclusion Institute study. Also, 45% of the 100 top box-office films of the year didn't get a review on Rotten Tomatoes from a single woman of colour in the US.
The average number of reviews written across the 100 top films varied by critic gender and underrepresented status. On average, white male critics wrote more reviews for 2017 (14.3) than did underrepresented male critics (11.1) and white female critics (9.4). Underrepresented female critics wrote on average just 5.6 reviews.