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‘Dark Knight’ Comments Suspended

Pan The Dark Knight Rises at your own risk. After a handful high-profile movie critics, including the website Hollywood and Fine’s Marshall Fine and the Associated Press’s Christy Lemire, received death threats for giving the latest Batman flick negative reviews and tarnishing its pristine 100 percent approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the site has suspended user comments on the film for the first time in its history. “The job of policing the comments became more than my staff could handle for that film, so we stopped the comments altogether,” says Matt Atchity, the site’s editor in chief. “It just got to be too much hate based on reactions to reviews of a movie that people hadn’t even seen.”

July 18, 2012 12:49 PM