I’ve never quite understood the necessity for movie reviews (or restaurant reviews either for that matter). My personal opinion has been in direct contradiction to so many reviews in the past that I rarely ever make a decision to see (or not see) something that interests me based on a review.
Scientifically speaking, in a decision making scenario where you have very little information and need to arrive at a conclusion quickly you tend to look at indications like “social proof” as a way to justify your decision. Movie reviews serve that purpose in a world of so many entertainment options.
If you’re into list making and/or reviews here is a pretty decent list of the:
I watch a lot of movies and I’ve only seen 6 out of 25. How many have you seen?