Are You Affected by Reviews and Ratings?

by Hoekkie | created - 18 Nov 2016 | updated - 11 Dec 2017 | Public

I think it happens to 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?

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1. Close My Eyes (1991)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

An estranged brother and sister begin an intense sexual relationship, behind the curtain of their otherwise normal working-class lives.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Karl Johnson

Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $0.14M

No, I don't read reviews or look at ratings. Or, I don't rate movies.

2. Never Say Never Again (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

68 Metascore

A S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow

Votes: 62,706 | Gross: $55.50M

No, I do read reviews and look at ratings, but I never change my rating for a movie.

3. The Exception (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War

60 Metascore

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Director: David Leveaux | Stars: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer, Ella Holland

Votes: 11,531 | Gross: $0.61M

Yes it happens, but it's exceptional.

4. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

Votes: 27,274 | Gross: $27.40M

Yes, it affects me sometimes.

5. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 317,189 | Gross: $35.01M

Yes, it affects me, it's about 50/50.

6. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 102,147 | Gross: $45.01M

Yes, it happens very often that I change my rating after reading reviews and looking at ratings.

7. Always (1989)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

50 Metascore

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Votes: 28,224 | Gross: $43.86M

Yes, I can say it affects me all the time. Or, I first read reviews and look at ratings and then decide my rating.

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