A guide to my scoring system.
= A must-see, or instant classic. Go out of your way to find it.
= Absolutely brilliant. Almost flawless.
= An excellent film. All the elements work and work well. Thoroughly recommended.
= An above average film. Probably not a classic, but well worth your time and you shouldn’t feel disappointed.
= A good, solid movie. It’s not going to change your life, but there’s enough here to make it worthwhile.
= Something isn’t quite right here. A good attempt, but some elements aren’t working. Not awful, but not particularly good.
= Below average. Inconsistent or poor.
= A bad movie. Possibly it has a few redeeming features still, but they’re outweighed by what doesn’t work.
= Man the lifeboats! Something went seriously wrong here. Avoid if possible.
= A terrible film, definitely avoid. Goes beyond bad or disappointing into actually offensive.