Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How We Score Movies.

There has been some confusion about the we score some of the movies we review so is the a explanation.

10/10- Masterpiece: Virtually flawless. Very few Movies are absolutely perfect, but 10s represent the pinnacle of film brilliance. It doesn't get any better than this.

Example: Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings.

9.0 to 9.9- Amazing: A fantastic achievement with only minor flaws or imperfections. If a movie scores a 9.0 or better you know it's a must-watch for anyone who enjoys good movies.

Example: Higher end: The Matrix, Inception, Captain America, Iron Man, Kelly's Heroes.
Lower end: Braveheart,

8.0 to 8.9- Great: An excellentm movie experience that misses the boat in just a few key areas. Films that score in this range still are highly recommended.

Example: Higher end: The Dark Knight  ,. Lower end: The Expendables

7.0 to 7.9- Good: An enjoyable movie that has some obvious flaws. Movie scoring in the high end of this range might have some first-rate elements, whereas the lower 7s have some serious shortcomings that keep them from ever achieving classic status.

Example: Higher end: 300. Lower End: Salt

6.0 to 6.9- Okay: Passable, but just barely. Movie in this range have more blemishes than strengths, but still might be worth a look if you're into the movie's genre.

Example: Rob Roy

5.0 to 5.9-Mediocre: Movie scoring between a 5.0 and 5.9 have numerous major shortcomings. Generally only fans of the particular genre will get any enjoyment out of this one.

Example: Gulliver's Travels (2010)

4.0 to 4.9- Bad: Not exactly good at all.

Example: Collateral Damage

3.0 to 3.9- Awful: Any movie show that scores in or below this range isn't worth your time.

Example: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

2.0 to 2.9- Painful: Movies of this caliber are way below bad.

Example: To Kill a Mockingbird

1.0 to 1.9- Unbearable: This is worse than bad. It's physically painful to watch.

Example: The Bobo

0.0 to 0.9- Disaster: The absolute worst of the worst. There are no redeeming qualities, just total non-entertainment.

Please post a comment and tell what you think of the way we score movies.

If you have not check out our older movie reviews please click the links to check them out.

Batman Begins

Captain America: The First Avenger


Enter The Dragon

Karate Kid (2010)

Kelly's Heroes

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


Iron Man

The Pink Panther (2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Some Like it Hot

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

The Adventures of Huck Finn

The Bourne Identity

The Dark Knight

The Eagle Has Landed

The Expendables

The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Green Hornet

The Patriot

True Grit

Tron: Legacy

X-Men (2000)

X2: X-Men United

X-Men 3: The Last Stand


  1. Thanks for the explanation. But I'd like to say one thing: TKAM, for instance, is the sort of movie that people who had read and enjoyed reading the book would likely score higher than you do. Whether a film based on literature is bad really just boils down to a mattter of opinion on the book in the first place. (In other words, maybe you should add some sort of disclaimer onto reviews of films based on books, also)

  2. I agree totally with JT/King Valun about that!

    also, Star Wars are great movies, and I am a HUGE fan, but the prequels just don't cut the 10 rating. I'm not a snob who says Jar-Jar is the worst movie character of all time ever or thinks that REAL fans don't like the prequels, i just think the OT is superior!

    and btw... Inception should be a 10! also, (boy i have a lot to say! as always!) Howl's Moving Castle should be an example of a 10 movie! do a review!

  3. @JT/King Valun: Thanks for the helpful advice I will include a disclaimer next time I review a that is based on a book.

    @BillyBobjoe: I agree the OT is far superior but I did have a disclaimer at the beginning of the review about being a fan of the movies. And about Inception I only give a score of 10 when a movie is in my Top 10 favorite movies but Inception is my 13th favorite of all time. I will try to check out Howl's Moving Castle. Thanks for the suggestion and the critical comment.


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