Our ratings may seem to follow a relatively uniform pattern, but it’s because we have very specific evaluation criteria! Here are the details of the rating system that we use, for handy future reference!
1 Star – Unwatchable in all respects, lacking even unintentional comedy.
2 Stars – Awful, but you could watch it once.
3 Stars – Mediocre, but has its moments. Probably the lower limit for reevaluation.
4 Stars – Fatally Flawed; an otherwise average film with flaws that can’t be overlooked.
5 Stars – Average in every way. Films that provoke ambivalence.
6 Stars – Memorable, has moments of excellence that outshine weaknesses.
7 Stars – Recommended! This film excels in some respect & has good replayability.
8 Stars – Highly Recommended! Well-executed & thought-provoking, an important film.
9 Stars – Classic (or Likely Future Classic), nigh-faultless & could potentially be considered…
10 Stars – Perfect! The best of the best!