We all like to criticize, which is why watching independent films are so fruitful. When we leave the cinema there is nothing more delicious than spreading our own thoughts and feelings about the movie that we have seen with our near and dear ones. But what about movie review websites? If you take it upon yourself to type in Google, prepare yourself for the barrage of options.
So which one is the best?
Top 10 best film review websites
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1) Roger Ebert
If you're looking for the father of all movie review websites, Roger Ebert has to be. The recently deceased critic wrote in-depth reviews on nearly every movie released and has an extensive back catalog.
This is truly the cream of the crop and is the Mecca of all movies.
The Guardian's movie section is great in print and even better online. His witty reviews are really worth a look, as are his many previous articles and releases.
3) Rotten tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes gathers all the reviews from the top publications and then averages their scores. By doing this, you can see that it has been given a "fresh" rating of over 50% and a "rotten" rating of less than 50%.
In other words, this site separates the wheat from the chaff so you can select your Friday night viewing.
4) Yahoo! Films
Yahoo Movies offers upcoming movie releases, DVD releases, and other key information. They also have a nice variety of trailers available!
If you're looking for what ordinary people think of this week's releases, there really is no other place than IMDB. There are countless user reviews for each movie title, ranging from a 1-star to a 10-star review.
Similar to Rotten Tomatoes, this site averages the reviews and gives it a score of 100. It also has a subsection to see the scores of other film publications!
MrQE has over 100,000 reviews and over 900,000 articles. They have an extremely wide selection, as well as URLs to sites like the New York Times, Newsday, and Time Out New York.
Flixster shows movie times, reviews, DVD releases, and much, much more. You can also use this site on the go in the form of your smartphone app.
9) Movie Commentary
If you are hungry for a more academic site, Film Comment is for you! This website and academic journal has a wide range of articles, reviews, and a blog.
The site authors write the reviews on this site and give each title a score. Besides this, they also have a wide variety of other information on the site.
There you have it, the top 10 best movie review websites. Happy watching / criticizing everyone!