An explanation of the scale I use to rate movies:
I rate my movies on a scale of 0 to 100 (real quick) based on a number of criteria. These criteria include:
- Acting: Worth 20 out of 100.
- Story: Worth 20 out of 100. Includes: development, story arcs, pace, amount of information, etc.
- Cinematography: Worth 20 out of 100. Includes: camera angles, visual editing, computer graphics.
- Soundtrack: Worth 10 out of 100. Includes: sound editing, mood, etc.
- Entertainment Factor: Worth 10 out of 100.
- Action/Adventure/Comedy/Drama/Horror/Romance/Thrill/Etc: Worth 10 out of 100. This criteria is genre-dependent and pertains to whatever that genre is. For multiple genres, this will either be double-labeled or will be labeled with the genre that was either most prevalent or which the movie was marketed as.
- Other: Worth 10 out of 100. Includes but not limited to: costume and wardrobe, production value, pioneering movie technologies, title sequences, symbology, or even just feelings or complaints.
These categories can be shuffled or changed in any particular instance, and the point amounts can vary, but 99% of the time this will be how I rate a movie.
In a review, it'll look like this:
- Acting – 18 / 20
- Story – 15 / 20
- Cinematography – 12 / 20
- Soundtrack – 8 / 10
- Entertainment Factor – 7 / 10
- Drama – 7 / 10
- Other – 10 / 10