Rating System Explained

I’ve been rating movies on IMDb for years, and the 1 to 10 scale translates very easily to the 1 to 5 stars with halves. For me, each rating value gets a single qualitative adjective that ranks the movie. I try to balance subjective and objective opinion of the movie, but the balancing act is difficult, and I can’t say for sure that one wins out over the other. But read each example here if you want some insight, and let me know how your system is different.

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  • Moonlight
  • Personal Shopper
  • First Reformed
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • The Danish Girl
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Passengers
  • Geostorm
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Home Alone 4