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Ninnie1
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Who gives a film it's star rating?

Just watch Basmati Blues, today premier which NOWTV have given a 4.5 star rating.

Who rates this needs sacking.

It's a terrible film loading with racial stereotypes, poorly acted and dire songs.

4.5 stars it isn't!!!
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

Can't give you an answer BUT it only got 3.8 on imdb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1131728/

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NOW TV Team Paul-C
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

@Ninnie1

Hi, we use the Rotten Tomatoes score, which is an aggregate of a user and critical reviews.

NowMonkey
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

Rotton Tomtoes is a joke for reviews, no one takes that site seriuolsy anymore, you need a new way to rate films, there is too many low budget rubish films with 4 or 5 star ratings.

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MoonCake
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

If you use rotten tomatoes rating why does justice league have 4 stars - it only has 40% 

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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

I don't know how they rate their movies but they are usually giving stuff they show over-inflated ratings if you compare the same movies on the main rating/review sites. Far too many of the films nowadays are just over-hyped rubbish.

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Andy Legend 5
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

@MoonCake @robert1997 I'd guess they use the user rating rather than the critic rating (which personally I prefer but I guess it depends on your view of the reliability of film critics) - so for instance in the case of Justice League it has a user rating average of 3.9/5 currently. I don't think they update the ratings as they change tho, but could be wrong as I never pay much attention to them - if I like the look of a film I'll try it anyway. 

Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

@Andy

I also tend to use my own judgement on how good or bad a film is.

I've chosen not to watch movies in the past purely on the rating it has been given. When I've been short of things to watch and have decided to go back over some of them I've found them to be quite good on viewing. Of course the opposite has happened often enough too where I've been looking forward to a highly rated movie only to turn it off half way through because I didn't enjoy it.

I've generally tended to get a feel for a movie or tv series from user reviews rather than the views of critics but then again everyones tastes are different. 

Andy Legend 5
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

@robert1997 Yeah, I agree, I'm a big horror fan and NOW TV has plenty of low-budget offerings. Whilst most are pretty throwaway there's always a hidden gem or two amongst them that are fun to fish out. Personally I prefer IMDb to Rotten Tomatoes for digging out more info, but like you say at the end of the day we are all different!

At least with subscription services you're not spending money renting or buying individual films only to find they are a turkey when you sit down to watch them!

caseyb1993 Legend 5
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Re: Who gives a film it's star rating?

I tend to go by a minimum of 2 stars myself. 

My childhood favourite Thumbelina (which is still one of my favourites to this day) on here was panned by critics at the time it was released, yet NOWTV has it at 4 stars.

So it just goes to show, not everyone goes by what the critics say. 🙂

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