I have been using the site since the year began to review and rate movies, and while it is okay, it does have some problems. One of them being that if you share your opinion on a certain movie (especially if it's a new release), there is a high chance a lot of people will vote your review not helpful, especially if it is a movie they hate for a certain reason (like it's a live action remake of an animated film or it has a political message they don't like). Also, the site does have problems when uploading pictures. Best to steer clear of this one when it comes to posting movie reviews.
Review by DiBBz2 months ago
I would give it 3.5 stars - but since they deleted the message boards its just not as fun.
I really enjoyed discussing movies on there with lucid people.
However, i think they had to take it down due to the number of asinine and/or crude remarks so often made on comment boards by senseless idiots.
What I most enjoy about IMDB is if you eveb just know part of the name of a movie, you'll probably be able to find it. If you like a particular actor, or director, or music artist, you can look them and see every movie or TV appearance they've done and then you can cross reference and find all sorts of movies you never knew existed!
I also enjoy looking up actors from the 30s thru 70's.
I also enjoy reading trivia and comments, amd movie trivia.
Review by Beneal Derrow2 months ago
They force you to sign up with an email address to use their app and then send you spam everyday. Even when you click unsubscribe it doesn’t allow you to unsubscribe from all emails, just a particular type, so you keep getting spam forever.
Review by Pierangelly3 months ago
It's IMDb, really little else to add!
Review by Christalee3 months ago
Great service, the fullest movie database ever. You can register your account and create your own lists of movies, set rating scores, and so on. I use it almost every day when I have some free time.
Review by Babeth Palmes3 months ago
''imdb rating manipulation'' is real. And it's backed by awful customer service which only sends templated replies mechanically without any specific explanations about particular cases.
I have strong evidences about how IMDb increases or decreases ratings of film titles secretly by its staffs even without any votes. General tendency is that it pumps up ratings of blockbusters or films of US allies, especially Taiwan stuff. And IMDb decreases scores of small independent films, specifically films made by critics of US foreign policies. This was not noticed during my use of IMDb since 2012 to 2019. When it targets you, you will only know that later. They tend to gradually and secretly manipulate ratings.
I can share one case here with others. It shows how they manipulate ratings even without any votes, and how they cover it later.
August 9, 2019
IMDb's Unspeakable Manipulation of IMDb Rating against Film title #1: Moxina (2012)
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On August 9, 2019, I, Ryota Nakanishi who is a consumer of IMDb Pro service recently got informed by friendly netizens about your manipulation of IMDb rating against our films and others.
I myself checked the situation and deeply disappointed about some of your staff s uncivilized, childish behavior like manipulation of rating of films. It is unfair and outrageous for small independent filmmakers.
All of your manipulation of scores will be recorded and piled for the future use and publication.
IMDb was great in the past but now you are aggressively oppressing some filmmakers.
I believe my case is just a tip of iceberg of your aggressive manipulation.
1. At 10:27pm (China), Aug.7 2019 719 IMDb users voted 8.0 /10; Top 1000 users voted 5.1; US users voted 5.4; Non US users voted 7.4.
2. At 12:58am (China), Aug.8 2019 720 IMDb users voted 8.0 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 5.1; US users voted 5.4; Non US users voted 7.4.
3. At 9:03am (China), Aug.8 2019 720 IMDb users voted 7.9 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 5.1; US users voted 5.4; Non US users voted 7.2.
4. At 12:05 am (China), Aug.9 2019 720 IMDb users voted 7.9 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 5.1; US users voted 5.4; Non US users voted 7.2.
5. At 9:30 am (China), Aug.9 2019 720 IMDb users voted 7.7 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 5.1; US users voted 5.4; Non US users voted 6.9.
The score sheet has been manipulated without any change of votes since August 8, 2019 at least.
During this period, no user voted it negatively. Moreover no user voted or changed their votes during August 8, 2019 to 9:30 am (China), Aug.9 2019.
However some of your staff just manipulated the Non US users average votes from 7.4 to 6.9. As the result, some of your staff consciously manipulated total score 8.0 to 7.7.
10: 563 users voted
9: 56 users voted
8: 10 users voted
7: 12 users voted
6: 15 users voted
5: 7 users voted
4: 11 users voted
3: 9 users voted
2: 10 users voted
1: 27 users voted
(During Aug. 8 to 9, 2019; the votes above unchanged)
To resolve the problem, your management must investigate on which IMDb staff is manipulating scores undemocratically and spitefully. Maybe some member of your management team is involved in this uncivilized manipulation. Strong proofs I already got from friendly netizens and by myself while I was busy for business. Enclosed are copies of proofs of your undeniable manipulation.
I look forward to your reply and a resolution to my problems and will wait a while before seeking help from a consumer protection agency or the Better Business Bureau.
Please contact me at the provided email address or phone.
At 6:27pm (China) August 10, 2019, I received the email reply from the customer service of IMDb below. It is just a templated answer with no specific explanation. It is just a template not a customer service at all.
IMDb 's reply:
Hi, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please rest assured that our voting system has several safeguards in place and that this type of behavior is periodically detected and automatically defeated. We appreciate your help and will take the appropriate steps to investigate further. For further details, please see our Help page: https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TF... Please let us know if we can offer further help.
IMDb Customer Service
However, IMDb lied to me that they restarted the same manipulation that I formerly complained. FACT: At 7:47 am (China), Aug.13 2019. 723 IMDb users voted 7.5 / 10; Top 1000 users voted 5.1; US users voted 5.4; Non US users voted 6.7.
10: 564 users voted +1
9: 57 users voted +1
8: 11 users voted +1
7: 13 users voted
6: 15 users voted
5: 7 users voted
4: 11 users voted
3: 9 users voted
2: 10 users voted
1: 27 users voted (During Aug. 10 to 13, 2019; three users voted 1 user for 10, 1 user for 9; 1 user voted for 8; there was no negative votes)
IMDb did not properly respond to the complaint, and no specific explanation of the specific case were provided.
The score sheet has been manipulated without any change of votes since August 8, 2019 at least. During this period, no user voted it negatively.
Moreover only three users voted favourably and no one changed their votes during August 10, 2019 to 7:47 am (China), Aug.13 2019. However some of your staff just manipulated the Non US users average votes from 6.9 to 6.7. As the result, some of your staff consciously manipulated total score 7.7 to 7.5.
Other three cases I complained are also still not solved and responded properly by IMDb.
IMDb did not properly respond to the specific complaint and the specific issue. Furthermore, there is no specific explanation about the specific complaint was provided.
As a consumer, I must stop using IMDb service because its manipulation, unfairness and lack of quality customer service to care its actual customer.
Review by Tachyon3 months ago
If you want a website that reviews films based on sales of new movies, then look no further. If you're looking for quality in your movies, then seriously don't listen to a thing this website has to say.
Review by McClinton4 months ago
Very helpful before watching a movie or TV series.
Review by Konica5 months ago
Top site, love it. If only its ratings were shown and shared to Netflix
Review by Layla6 months ago
this site is not impartial
i have had several reviews removed and blocked as they were negative.
they have been called out for this type of thing and artificially inflate films ratings.
they are partisan to companies like Disney, one can only wonder at what kind of collusion goes on behind closed doors, hopefully one day they will be held to account.
it is my opinion IMDB is not impartial and cannot be trusted
Review by Adman6 months ago
Hardly ever post my reviews.
I never swear or write anything derogatory and still, my reviews rarely get uploaded. Yet, they seem to have no problem letting the waves of fake 10 star reviews through? I would never trust IMDB as a reliable review source, corrupt af!
Review by Luki6 months ago
Brilliant website that enhances anything you are watching with the information that it contains. Some of the reviews are witty and funny especially for movies that had high expectations but have been panned (Star Wars prequels for example)!
Review by Sicily7 months ago
Awesome. For those who know the facts true life is better than fiction, RBG and her husband were a formidable team and their family and professional life and frustrations was realistically portrayed. Bravo to the acting cast and the producers. Need to produce more true stories of this caliberintelligent, humanistic, honest portrayal. I'm now an RBG fan!
Review by Mildred8 months ago
Almost accurate :) Good source for reviews
Review by Dannettetupou8 months ago
I wrote a review and they wouldn't approve it even weeks later, and to add insult to injury they even 'swallow' it, unable to see and retrieve it. I want it back, even if they don't want to publish it!
Review by Bluey9 months ago
WAS, and I repeat WAS a legitimate source of reviews, but now newer movies I take with a pinch of salt as it has been taken over by fake reviews thanks to the marketing shills
Review by DiCapra9 months ago
One of the most popular websites in the world. Safe site and trusted sources for me.
Review by Derreck Ahaynes10 months ago
One of the best websites I've visited. A good review
Review by Shavneel10 months ago
I wrote a negative review of 'Black Panther' and it was not posted. So I wrote another one and it was rejected again. Am I to understand that Imdb won't let me dislike 'Black Panther'? Absolutely nothing I wrote was racist in any way imaginable and I'm not allowed to express why I didn't like the film. I tried to contact Imdb but they do not allow it. All they do is send you to an automatic solutions page even though they say you can email them. You definitely cannot email them. The option is right there on the screen but it can't be clicked directly or reached in any way by completing previous steps. I assume if they had the integrity to tell me why it's not posted they would say something like " you are using Imdb as a political platform". I AM NOT using Imbd as a political platform, Marvel was using 'Black Panther' as a political platform before it was even released because they knew it was going to bomb unless they got everyone on board prior to it's release, and using the current climate to do so. That was the whole point of my review!!!! So how am I supposed to write a review about a film that was used as a political platform without speaking politically myself? It's impossible! What that tells me is that Imdb didn't understand the film, and they are TERRIFIED of being labeled racists eventho absolutely nothing racist was said. What that also tells me is that they assumed I was white because of my previous reviews. So who's racist now imdb???? Who's racist now??? Imdb is, not me.
Review by Shemone10 months ago
jabse kisi film ki ratings ko dekhna chahta hoo main toh mera ek and obly resourse hai IMDB. Mujhe paroosa hai ispe.
Review by Dovetail11 months ago
Best movie rating company. Website is fun to use, and I always browse into the actors and actresses. Favorite functionality is that you can find all the movies and shows each actor or actress was in. Great job!
Review by Healey Vatsula11 months ago
IMDd is the #1 database for movies and series
Review by EbberJ Oboeyaba11 months ago
IMDB pretty much has everything you need to know about movies, tv shows, actors and any kind of related news. The community is great too with reviews and movie lists which make it a breeze to pick out a good movie to watch.
Review by Halah Fantham1 year ago
Whenever I download any movie, firstly I check the IMDb rating after that only I download. And I don't watch low rating movies.
Review by Tinachiquita Tourjee1 year ago
Before watching the film,I always go to IMDb to see the rating.On this platform , you can also read review from art lovers and critics.This resource can rightly called number 1 in the world.