My ratings system... ~ That Movie Blogger Fella

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My ratings system...

...has been overhauled from a four-star (as favoured by Roger Ebert and James Berardinelli) to a five-star scale. My reasons for doing so are here.

- a near-perfect movie. If you don't like it, you have no taste. Seriously.

- a very very good movie. Not perfect, but you'd hardly notice.

- a really good movie. Flawed but forgivable. Definitely recommended.

- a solidly decent movie. Could've been better, but still worth it.

- a movie that's just about alright. Guilty pleasures belong here.

- a movie made of meh. Its strengths do not outweigh its weaknesses.

- a movie that just plain sucks. Pretty much failed at what it aimed for.

- a really sucky movie. Downright painful to watch. Stay far, far away.

- AAAARRRGGHH. An utterly vile and loathsome piece of shit. Ptui!

Ebert and Berardinelli have given half-star and zero-star ratings before, whereas I don't expect I'll give anything lower than one star. After almost a year of reviewing films - particularly local films - that still holds true. Touch wood.