Rating System

I work from a very simple film rating system, one which Siskel and Ebert argued over for years.  The premise was this, Siskel believed that ratings should be relative rather than absolute.   For example how can Friday the 13th and Gone with the Wind both receive a 4/5?  Is Friday the 13th as good a film as Gone with the Wind?  Of course not, then why give them each a 4/5.  Because my ratings, like Siskel’s, are relative.  I look at the genre and compare it to other films or television shows of the same genre.  In other words I compare oranges to oranges.


October 13, 2013