What are the best review sites for movies?

Do you listen to film critics? Does a movie's corresponding rating affect your judgment whether you want to see it or not? Anonymous asked what are the best and most trusted review sites for movies to know if a film is critically acclaimed or panned. 

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    #1Metacritic

    Metacritic

    Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products like music, albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Blu-Rays. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. 

    Websites

    Free

    Sun Su
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Definitely one of the best review sites for movies imo. This is my go-to rerefernce and I like the fact that although Metacritic is a site with lots of reviews for different types of products, everything is still pretty interesting and well-written. "
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    #2IMDb

    IMDb

    IMDb Movies & TV is a website with a vast collection of contents for movies, TV shows, celebrities, movie and TV quotations, and reviews. Users can add shows in their watchlist, rate them and receive updates.

    Websites

    Free

    Ethan Gonzalez
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "In general, this is a great film website as it has not only the reviews, it also has a lot of films complete with all the facts, trivia, awards, cast, and a whole lot more."
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    #3Rotten Tomatoes

    Rotten Tomatoes

    Rotten Tomatoes is a website launched in 1998 devoted to film reviews and news. It has "The Tomatometer" to tell the percentage of positive reviews from various critics and publications, and it will tell you if the critics agree if a movie is Fresh or Rotten.

    Websites

    Free

    Trishla Jaiteley
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "one of the best movie info sites although I am not that convinced of their so-called "TOMATOMETER". They have sometimes a rotten film rating, whereas other websites have a good review e.g. IMDb gives an 8.5, etc."

DO YOU KNOW?

Can a movie's Tomatometer score affect its box-office outcome? Are review sites for movies important to the business side of making films? Apparently, they are. In February 2016, Rotten Tomatoes — the site that aggregates movie and TV critics’ opinions and tabulates a score that’s either “fresh” or “rotten” — took on an elevated level of importance. Fandango, the website that sells advance movie tickets for many major cinema chains acquired Rotten Tomatoes.

Since its launch in 2000 people had been using Rotten Tomatoes to find movie reviews, and when Fandango acquired the site and began posting “Tomatometer” scores next to movie ticket listings, studio execs have started to feel as if Rotten Tomatoes matters more than it used to — and in some cases, they’ve changed their marketing strategies accordingly. Potential audiences are more likely to buy tickets for a movie with a higher score, and by extension, gives critics more power over the purchase of a ticket. So how is a film’s Rotten Tomatoes score calculated? The opinions of about 3,000 critics — the “Approved Tomatometer Critics” who have met a series of criteria set by Rotten Tomatoes — are included in the site’s scores. As the reviews of a given film accumulate, the Rotten Tomatoes score measures the percentage that is more positive than negative, and assigns an overall fresh or rotten rating to the movie. Scores of over 60 percent are considered fresh, and scores of 59 percent and under are rotten. To earn the coveted “designated fresh” seal, a film needs at least 40 reviews, 75 percent of which are fresh, and five of which are from “top” critics. In honor of Rotten Tomatoes here are the best movies of all time, and some sites where you can get movie recommendations. 

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    #4Moviefone

    Moviefone
    Moviefone is a website that offers users the latest news about movies and TV shows, as well as trailers, reviews and, films and series to watch. Users can also buy movie tickets through the website.
    Apps

    Web

    Free

    Louis Rose
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "This is just an indirect copycat of Fandango lol. They just offer the same service especially the ticket selling and movie reviews lmao"
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    #5Fandango

    Fandango

    Fandango is a website that allows users to purchase their cinema tickets online to avoid the hassle of queueing in ticket booths. Users can also read movie news, synopsis, and reviews on the site.

    Websites

    Free

    Pranav Patel
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Can I watch free movies online here?"
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    #6Filmsite

    Filmsite

    Filmsite is a website that offers various resources such as reviews and history of many Hollywood and classic American movies for free. Users can also find film terms, trivia, and different sets of "bests" lists.

    Websites

    Free

    José Antonio Camacho
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "based on my research, this is currently the best movie review site in india. Numbers don't lie because it has so much content for film buffs like me. Totally better than imdb and rotten tomatoes. ;)"
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    #7IGN

    IGN

    IGN is a website that offers a lot of information related to gaming and video games. It is one of the most well-known websites about gaming and it is one of the media of reference for gamers community.

    Websites

    Free

    Jordan Garrett
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Wow! I didn't know that IGN had a movie review website! I thought this website only focuses on games? Has anyone who already read a review on this site give me a feedback about their writings?"
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    #8Flixster

    Flixster

    Flixster is an entertainment app where users can find the latest news, discover movies, watch trailers, read movie reviews, and so much more! Users can also buy tickets for the movies that they want to watch on cinemas.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Manuel Cortés
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Good that they have their own source of film reviews and goood thing that they also have movie trailers on it."

Summary

Best What are the best review sites for movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MetacriticWebsites 18 Free
2IMDbWebsites 13 Free
3Rotten TomatoesWebsites 6 Free
4MoviefoneApps 3 Free
5FandangoWebsites 3 Free
6FilmsiteWebsites 3 Free
7IGNWebsites 1 Free
8FlixsterApps 1 Free
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