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Before watching a Film, do you read the Reviews on IMDb?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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ZincoZinco Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
Do they and the average score influence your decision whether to watch it or not?

I do, and they do.


  • ZincoZinco Forumite
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    It must be just me then? :eek: :rotfl:
  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    Yes / no / sometimes
    I usually look at rotten tomatoes if I'm going to look at scores, but I've seen films I've enjoyed that had bad reviews, and totally carp films that people were ecstatic about.
  • MissliMissli Forumite
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    I do read ratings figures usually out of curiosity, not always reviews, but quite often I prefer to make my own mind up. I've really enjoyed some movies with low ratings.
    New forum. New sig. Yes I still need to lose 2 stone! :smiley:
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Forumite
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    I don't read the reviews but I do sometimes look at the score. If it's a film I've not heard of but I'm considering watching it the IMDB score can give me an idea of if it's worth watching or not.

    As others have pointed out it's not foolproof though. There are some films with low scores I've enjoyed and some with high scores I haven't.
  • fun4everyonefun4everyone Forumite
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    I don't look before, but I'll sometimes look afterwards to see if I agree with the score.

    IMDB's appeal for me went down quite a lot when they removed the forums. You could find some interesting discussions on a film you had just watched there.
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Not before & not usually the reviews - more during - "isn't she from 'such & such'?"

    Sometimes after "did you know" stuff relating to the weapons, (house of menfolk.) It makes Star Wars (the storm trooper guns "are just Sterlings with a bit of nonsense around the muzzle") etc a bit difficult to relax & enjoy.
    As for war films - even in a not-vital atmosphere shot - "that chap on the right's got the wrong puttees" - I'm probably not watching it more sharing a room with it but sometimes I could bean my beloved with a mallet.
  • AubreyMacAubreyMac Forumite
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    I tend to use amazon as a guage to be honest.

    But like jackmydad, I've liked low rated films before and disliked high rated ones.

    If the synopsis makes me curious, I will watch the first 10 mins then decide if I want to carry on or not.
  • I don't know what IMDB is, so no.
  • tommixtommix Forumite
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    I don't know what IMDB is, so no.

    It's a Farming website which reviews Combine Harvesters.:cool:
  • donnajunkiedonnajunkie Forumite
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    I take notice of reviews if i come across them but dont really seek them out. Its unlikely to be that website either.
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