Do movie reviews determine whether or not you'll see a movie?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Kyptastic, Feb 7, 2007.

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Do movie reviews determine whether you'll see a movie or not

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Yes 6 vote(s) 7.5%
Sometimes 36 vote(s) 45.0%
No, never 18 vote(s) 22.5%
Depends on the Reviewer 13 vote(s) 16.3%
I'd like to get a review of this poll before I vote 7 vote(s) 8.8%
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  1. Kyptastic VIP

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  2. StarWarsFreak444 Force Ghost

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  3. FaithInTheDarkSide Jedi Master

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  4. jedikitty19 Jedi Grand Master

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  5. obiwankenobilover Jedi Grand Master

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  6. Jedi_Master_Ron Jedi Master

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    Why would I need someone else's opinion as to what they think of a movie, everyone has different likes and dislikes, different opinions? If I think a movie looks like one I would enjoy, I watch it, and if I'm wrong, well, there goes 2 hours of my life, big deal.
  7. Layren Force Ghost

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    Once in awhile it does.
  8. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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  9. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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  10. darth-blaze Jedi Master

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    If I like the movie I go see it.
  11. Cloned_Sidious Jedi Grand Master

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    Never. I go to cinema about once in every two years, so I have to be interested in it anyway.
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Depends on the Reviewer... or rating

    "Sometimes" and this option are very similar, and hard to choose between because they both occur, but I'm thinking more on this one. For instance, I trust IMDb a lot when it comes to movies. I've found that I tend to agree with the majority of the ratings they have for movies. I always tend to check it out before seeing a movie. Other reviewers, like in the weekly paper, I read and take in, but I don't really like her reviews. But in a general perspective, it is also "sometimes"; take for example the movie Eragon. I was interested in seeing it. And then it came out; to horrible reviews. Everywhere. So I stuck to waiting for the DVD. I'm almost just going with the simple answer of "Yes" now....
  13. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    I trust the (British movie mag) Empire reviews pretty much completely. If I'm thinking of seeing a movie, four stars from Empire and I'm there. If I'm wavering, two stars says I'm staying at home. I haven't yet gone to see anything solely because it had a good review.

    I think I picked 'Sometimes'.
  14. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Sometimes. If I'm on the fence about seeing a movie, I'll pay a little more attention to reviews. If it's something I really want to see, I'll usually still go even if the reviews are awful. :p
  15. Jedi_Lady21 Jedi Master

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  16. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It depends on the movie and the strength of the reviews being released, if they are strongly trashing the film and it seems correct I will skip a movie.
  17. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    No, because I end up liking the movies that the critics hate. I can't even go by what my friends say. Everybody loved Lord of the Rings, I on other hand hated it. :p
  18. MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head

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    Sometimes, if a movie looks questionable then a review will determine if I go see it.
  19. _princess_leia_ Jedi Grand Master

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    Sometimes, through I prefer to ask a friend how it was.
  20. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    Sometimes, usually only when I'm unusre if I want to see a moive.
  21. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    It depends on the reviewer, but sometimes that won't stop me from seeing a movie, if I really want to see it..
  22. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Nope, never. Reviews are never accurate :p
  23. Everton Chosen One

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    I read a fair number of reviews... and there are some reviewers with whom I have built a reader's relationship with. Having agreed or disagreed with their reviews over a long period of time and lots of copy, I can certainly use their opinion to help form my own.
  24. whiteeagle Force Ghost

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  25. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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