Introducing Pretentious-O-Meter, a website developed by Computer Scientist Niall Beard that gauges how "pretentious" or "mass market" different movies are by calculating the difference between their public ratings and critic ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Essentially, if a film gets high ratings from critics, but low ones from audiences, like Sideways, it's considered "pretentious". Alternately, if a film gets high ratings from audiences and low ones from critics, like Half Baked, it's considered "mass market".




So -- okay. For all of those out there who might be a little peeved to find that your taste in movies is considered pretentious, take it easy. Obviously this thing isn't meant to be taken too seriously. Just have some good old fashioned fun with it, or enjoy it for its interesting comparison between the opinions of critics and the public.

Where do your favorite films land on the pretentious/mass market spectrum? Let us know down in the comments!

Source: Pretentious-O-Meter