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?
You may discuss the poll here
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.
Votes: 27,274 | Gross: $27.40M
Yes, it affects me sometimes.
5. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.