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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 16th May 19, 10:54 AM
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    Before watching a Film, do you read the Reviews on IMDb?
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    • 16th May 19, 10:54 AM
    Before watching a Film, do you read the Reviews on IMDb? 16th May 19 at 10:54 AM
    Do they and the average score influence your decision whether to watch it or not?


    I do, and they do.
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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 16th May 19, 6:14 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 6:14 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 6:14 PM
    It must be just me then?
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 16th May 19, 6:46 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 6:46 PM
    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.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 17th May 19, 7:13 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 7:13 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 7:13 AM
    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.
    Started at 11.5 stone 11th May 2019
    17/5 11.3!
    24/5 11.2
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 17th May 19, 12:20 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:20 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:20 PM
    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.
    • fun4everyone
    • By fun4everyone 17th May 19, 12:24 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:24 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:24 PM
    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.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th May 19, 1:16 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 1:16 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 1:16 PM
    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.
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 17th May 19, 1:27 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 1:27 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 1:27 PM
    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.
    • BAD
    • By BAD 17th May 19, 8:49 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:49 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:49 PM
    I don't know what IMDB is, so no.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 18th May 19, 12:20 AM
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    I don't know what IMDB is, so no.
    Originally posted by BAD

    It's a Farming website which reviews Combine Harvesters.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 18th May 19, 9:50 PM
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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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