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Fri, Feb 24, 2017 11:53 PM

Live Poll: Are You Affected By Reviews And Ratings?

It happens to us all; you can't believe the high or low IMDb rating for a particular movie. You wonder what other people think of the movie and what makes the rating that high/low. And maybe you start reading user reviews on IMDb or reviews from critics.
Does reading reviews and ratings affect your personal rating?

1. No, I don't look at reviews and ratings.
2. No, I do read reviews and ratings, but I never change my rating for a movie.
3. Yes, it happens, but it's exceptional.
4. Yes, it affects me sometimes.
5. Yes, it's about 50/50.
6. Yes, it happens very often that I change my rating after reading reviews and ratings.
7. Yes, I can say it affects me all the time. Or; I first read reviews and ratings and then decide my rating.

My list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066325507/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/1TQKumw0tH4/

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3 years ago

I improved the description:

I think it happens to the most of us; you can't believe the extremely high or low IMDb rating for a particular movie. So you might wonder what other people think of the movie and what makes the rating that high/low. By reading reviews you could discover why people love or hate the movie. And after that, you maybe start to feel different about the movie....

Does reading reviews and looking at ratings affect your personal rating?


And I have chosen more recognizable titles for the list options.

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3 years ago

3. I don't worry about ratings at all, but reviews can raise my rating from time to time. Say I watched a movie or short and I considered it a "nothing film" that was only made to look good, I'll go and read the reviews and see if I was missing the point or not. An example is the short "The Big Shave" (1967); it was bumped up a couple stars after I learned it was about Vietnam and not only some dude bleeding all over the place to look "cool".

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Thanks for your vote! I agree, sometimes you can miss the point of the movie. Reviews can give you a new perspective of the movie.

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3 years ago

I think it happens to the most of us;...
'The' is not needed.

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Thanks! I removed 'the'

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3 years ago

Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/1TQKumw0tH4/?ref_=po_ho  'Applause, applause. : )

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3 years ago

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