Do you usually check reviews?

@obidan (368)
Romania
May 4, 2008 10:57am CST
Do you usually check reviews on Amazon.com to see if you would like to buy a movie? Or do you want to watch the movie with no idea what it is about except for the trailer and coverage?
8 responses
• Romania
4 May 08
Well...sometimes i watch a movie only after the head line, if it's catchy . When i want to buy a movie a always check reviews , not necesarely on Amazon, but other sites as well. I want to see if it's interesting and worth my money as well. I also go by what my friends tell me .
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@obidan (368)
• Romania
4 May 08
Yeah, well I usually just look at the title, if it sounds good, i check IMDB to see the genre, if I decide I like the genre and the title seems nice, I buy it! Also watch trailers of course... That's pretty much it, no movie reviews!
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
4 May 08
Yeah I usally check reviews on movies. I go to atthemoviestv.com to listen to ebert and ropert reveiws on movies because I think there the best critics around. I usally agree with most of there reviews. I also go to amazon.com to read what regular people have to say about movies or videogames I want to buy and if there more good reviews then bad then I would buy it.
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@megumiart (3782)
• United States
4 May 08
I usually only check reviews if there's a movie I really really want to see. Other wise sometimes I'll browse through the reviews when I read the news paper.
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
4 May 08
I never read the reviews on a movie as not everyone likes the same thing so how can I base whether I would like a movie on what other say? I rent the movie and decide for myself if the movie is good then I will buy the movie so I can watch it again in the future.
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• Indonesia
4 May 08
i tend to check reviews first before deciding to watch a movie or not. i don't like watching move without have any references about it.
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@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
4 May 08
I do read some of the reviews, however I tend to take them wih a grain of salt. Everyone looks for different things when watching a movie, so its totally up to that person as to whether they liked it our not. I do like Siskal and Ebert's interpretation for the most part however, they give you a general idea of what the movie is about, and tend to be correct with the movies that I have seen. If you can find a reviewer who shares your taste in movies, that is the best way to judge, then you can just follow their opinions.
@Luciuzzz (35)
• Indonesia
5 May 08
of course i did some reviews before i go to watch some movies or buy some dvds. i usually go to imdb.com or some websites to see some reviews. and also i read some movie magazines. i don't want to waste my money and my time just to watch bad movies.
5 May 08
The only time I would really check a review of any film would be if I came across a film I had not previously heard of. Reviews tend to be a little one sided in trying to highlight the best parts of a film, even when there are few. Movie trailers can usually be a good indication of the potential quality of the film too but most comes down to personal judgement. I have seen many films over the years so feel happy with my own judgement when deciding whether a film is worth watching or not. I have seen some brilliant films that I have thoroughly enjoyed, even after they have been described as average films by so called experts.