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Old 05-18-2011, 06:07 AM   #7576
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Default Re: Rate the last movie you watched.

there needs to be a standardized rating system for movies in this thread. i am seeing a lot of different ones like, 7 out of 10, 89%, B+, 2/4(wtf?). it makes gauging the quality of these movies extremely difficult and inconsistent.

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:28 AM   #7577
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the 2/4 made me totally WTF..
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:02 AM   #7578
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the 2/4 made me totally WTF..

prolly just wanted to do something different
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:44 AM   #7579
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Ebert's review didn't mention that at all.

"Director Terrence Malick's long-awaited film, his first since 2006, shows Pitt as a brutal and strict father, while Penn plays his eldest son as a grown man.

It debuted for the Cannes crowd at a press screening earlier this week, but the movie failed to impress the notoriously tough film critics, with several giving long boos while others handed the film a very short round of applause."
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #7580
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"Director Terrence Malick's long-awaited film, his first since 2006, shows Pitt as a brutal and strict father, while Penn plays his eldest son as a grown man.

It debuted for the Cannes crowd at a press screening earlier this week, but the movie failed to impress the notoriously tough film critics, with several giving long boos while others handed the film a very short round of applause."

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:44 PM   #7581
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Default Re: Rate the last movie you watched.

it is getting mixed reviews but i think thats a good thing, the negatives are from critics who either dont like the self indulgent style(erm have you ever seen a malick movie?) or are annoyed he didnt turn up at cannes(have you ever heard of terrence malick?)

think it had like 85% last time i checked
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:17 PM   #7582
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The Good Shepherd - 7.5/10

Good movie.. but it would've been better off had the story not flipped back and forth in time.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:24 PM   #7583
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Bridesmaids 7.5/10
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:29 PM   #7584
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there needs to be a standardized rating system for movies in this thread. i am seeing a lot of different ones like, 7 out of 10, 89%, B+, 2/4(wtf?). it makes gauging the quality of these movies extremely difficult and inconsistent.

rock on.

My scale is this: Bad=1, Okay=2, Good=3, Great=4.

There really shouldn't be anything outside of that. I never understood the purpose of a 10 point scale when there shouldn't be any difference between a 6 and a 7 movie, they are both average, or a 9 and a 10 movie, they are both pretty good or great, and what's the point of anything below 5 if it all pretty much means the movie is bad. Either a movie is bad, okay (decent-average), good, or great.

Percentages are just reaching too far to pin down a movie.

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Old 05-18-2011, 04:34 PM   #7585
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percentages was used universally for a long while in this thread and then everyone decided to invent their own and hope everyone understood without explanation
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:40 PM   #7586
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percentages was used universally for a long while in this thread and then everyone decided to invent their own and hope everyone understood without explanation

They don't really make sense though. If I rate a movie 12% is that really going to change that it's any less terrible than the movie I rated 10%? They are both terrible so whats the purpose of being so exact about the level of terrible it is. Bad is bad, good is good, and great is great. In fact, maybe I should just drop down to a three point scale...nah because some movies aren't bad but not exactly a must watch.

I think Siskel & Ebert/Roeper have it best. Thumbs up or down. Yes...I think i will go with that scale. Thumbs up or down. It's settled.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #7587
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They don't really make sense though. If I rate a movie 12% is that really going to change that it's any less terrible than the movie I rated 10%? They are both terrible so whats the purpose of being so exact about the level of terrible it is. Bad is bad, good is good, and great is great. In fact, maybe I should just drop down to a three point scale...nah because some movies aren't bad but not exactly a must watch.

I think Siskel & Ebert/Roeper have it best. Thumbs up or down. Yes...I think i will go with that scale. Thumbs up or down. It's settled.

Most, if not all major newspapers, critics, online review sites use a scale of 0-100. Metacritic and RottenTomatoes being the two most popular. Ebert uses a scale of four, not thumbs up or thumbs down.
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Most, if not all major newspapers, critics, online review sites use a scale of 0-100. Metacritic and RottenTomatoes being the two most popular. Ebert uses a scale of four, not thumbs up or thumbs down.

Popular doesn't mean it makes sense. And the thumbs up/down is referring to the show they have on TV. But anything is better than 0-100 scale. If you need to go beyond the number five to give a rating, then simply write a review with no numerical rating at all.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:48 PM   #7589
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Popular doesn't mean it makes sense. And the thumbs up/down is referring to the show they have on TV. But anything is better than 0-100 scale. If you need to go beyond the number five to give a rating, then simply write a review with no numerical rating at all.

I was really hoping for an IMO at the end of that.
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I was really hoping for an IMO at the end of that.

"IMO" is also very unnecessary to say when sharing one's perspective. It is a given that what a person says is their opinion, so I don't see the point in adding "in my opinion." It's like saying "I'm not racist, but..." or "Not to be rude, but..."

There is too much hot air in the average conversation (online and off) just because people don't know how or are afraid to make the point that they want to.
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