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The W - One Question... - Do you read film critics and reviews? (Page 2)
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Psycho Penguin

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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.04
I tend to read reviews on things I know or have seen already strictly for entertainment value or possibly, if I didn't like a movie, to see if I missed anything that makes me ponder whether I should watch it again or not.

I don't really read reviews on something I've never seen/played/read. One, it destroys any element of surprise. Two, there's so many ways to get people's worthless opinions of things on blogs, forums, etc. that reviews just seem overkill.

Movie wise, I basically read a synopsis on and say 'this sounds interesting' then forget what it's about by the time I watch it. It works out better that way.

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#22 Posted on
I avoid reviews if it is something I really want to see.

If it is something I'm on the fence about, I'll check out several reviews to see if it will push me one way or the other.

If it is something I'll hate, I read the reviews just to see how awful it is.

I'm so obsessive that I'll only read the first couple sentences if it is a really good review so that I don't spoil anything. I'm sick that way.

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.54
I am woefully behind on movies that I want to see, so I almost always read reviews after I've seen the movie. I'll pan through Ebert's page every Thursday and if there's a big-time release I usually read but not closely enough to remember.

I just watched There Will Be Blood last week. I read the reviews and read the details on IMBD and wikipedia, but I find that reading people's thoughts on this site is almost as valuable. Not sure if it's an age group thing or waht but I tend to agree with most of what others on here have to say about a particular movie. Surprisingly and disappointingly, TWBB did not have a thread. Man, what a great film.
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