View from the Couch Movie Reviews – Grading Scale

All movies are rated out of a possible 100 points. I doubt any movie will get a 100/100. In my mind, that would mean that there is not a single thing wrong with the movie. A 100/100 is a perfect movie. I am doubtful it is possible to make a perfect movie. The general grading scale is as follows:

  • A: 90-99
    • An A movie is an incredible, extraordinary movie. A movie that is most likely an award contender. Not many movies make this mark.
  • B: 80-89
    • The B grade is the one with the most variance over the 10 points. A high B movie is one that is very, very good, very well made, and highly enjoyable. A solid B movie, one that would come in the mid-to-low-80 area, is a movie that was good, very enjoyable, and doesn’t have many issues.
  • C: 70-79
    • These movies have some sort of major issue, but they are still generally enjoyable throughout. It is very possible that another part of the movie helps it to overcome the major issue and that is why it landed here.
  • D: 60-69
    • If a movie gets a D, that generally means that I thought it was passable as a movie that I spent time seeing. I wasn’t thrilled that I saw the movie, but I wasn’t upset that I saw the movie. It passed my test but not by much.
  • F: 0-59
    • These are all the other movies. If a movie falls in this range, it is bad. How low the score is depends more on how many positive things you can say about the movie. The lowest scoring movies are probably going to be so bad they are kind of funny and worth watching.

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