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Sat, Apr 4, 2020 6:59 PM

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IMDb needs to put out guidelines for ratings.

IMDb needs to put out guidelines for ratings. If you give a move a 1 out of 10, that should mean you walked out of the movie in the first 30 minutes and demanded your money back. A 10 should mean it’s one of the best movies you’ve ever seen. I just looked at the reviews for Avengers Endgame and there were far too many 1’s to be realistic. Was it the best movie ever? No. Did I see ANYBODY walk out of the packed theater? Absolutely not. I have personally given a few movies a 10, but the lowest I’ve ever given any movie was a 4, as I believe that any movie truly deserving a 3 or less has to be a direct to video release and just simply never gets released to theaters because initial screenings were too bad.
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cinephile

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1 y ago

NO!!!!

IMDb is based on the fact that anyone can give any rating to any movie, if you put rules to the rating system, It would affect negatively, the freedom of speech of users as well as the system of "crowd of wisdom" which at the end of the day allow IMDb to have one of the most accurate rating systems.

In a practical aspect, if you reduce rating options for certain movies, you will end up with results like Google has where each rating is too close to each other to give an accurate depiction of the quality of each movie.

For example,

If the average ratings in the Top 250 were 99% like on Google, there will be no purpose of checking that list since you can hardly compare movies in terms of quality.



I'm sure that everyone here, can explain to you better than me, how that is bad, but I gave my opinion.

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1 y ago

My rule is I won't rate something that I don't watch all through. Too many films/shows have redeemed their value at the end. I also haven't rated anything 1 or 2, and precious few 3s. A 4 means to me: don't ever ever watch this again. A 5 means that it was awful, but in a different mindset, maybe. A 6 is just ok. 7 is recommended. 8 means I Liked it, I really did. 9 means it's great. 10 is at or near perfection. I give a lot of 6s.

I think it would be interesting to know other's word associations with the numbers. Until then, I can't imagine whether an IMDb recommendation for those word associations is feasible.

It's sort of like that medical question: on a scale of 1 to 10, how bad is your pain? Someone I know answered 5 recently. Turns out she thinks that's "mild."

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1 y ago

 
geislekm
Joined community on April 4, 2020 - new today
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Message from IMDb
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Avengers: Endgame (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154796/reference
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154796/ratings
688,570 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 8.4 / 10
Rating            Votes
10   38.6%  266,100
  1     2.6%    18,230
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Ratings FAQ
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/ratings-faq/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV#
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Not a helpful reply - just some useless data
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1 y ago

If you think only direct to video should have a 3 or less, you haven't seen enough movies. I've seen a few stinkers in theaters. All ratings are subjective. For example, I never walk out of a movie (or turn it off since I watch very few movies in theaters these days). That doesn't mean it isn't horrible. I'm harder on bigger budget movies, for example, Basic Instinct 2, probably deserves a 1 rating.

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1 y ago

I’m kinda old school and the only rating that makes sense to me is 1 to 5 stars. One is ”bad”, two is ”average”, three is ”good” and four is ”excellent”. Five is only reserved for true classics/masterpieces. With 5-star rating there are many films that are ”3” and also many which are ”2”. But two is not bad, only mediocre.

With 1-10, basically 1-6 is considered ”bad” (or leaning to that, at least), 7 is ”average” and only 8-10 are ”good/excellent”. Not sure the point of that.

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Add up score
1 point each for
Good Story
Good Direction
Good Actors
Good Locations
Good Editing
Good Music
Good Sound
Good Cinematography
Good Locations
Good Animation  (if used)
Good Costumes (if used)
Good Special Effects  (if used)
Good Visual Effects (if used)
Good Stunts (if used)
etc...
 
Rating 1 - Only a good story
Rating 10 - All did a great job
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