To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour. – William Blake
I will assign a score to every movie in my review. You may see the score (may contain decimals) enlarged and bolded at the beginning. The score just represents my amateur personal opinion. It does not aim to achieve any commercial purposes or represent any critical consensus. I shall also explain the meaning of my scores here:
8-10: Highly Recommend
I assign 8/10 when the work is outstanding and really worth watching/reading. My review will mostly praise certain aspects of the work that move my mind, heart or foot. I assign 9/10 when besides impressing me like an 8/10, the work is unique and astonishing, with hardly any equals in its time. 10/10 means that the work is, in my opinion, perfect in every aspect, and its significant contribution in the arts or society in general is worth celebrating. I generally reserve any score higher than 9 and almost refuse to assign 10/10.
7/10 suggests that the work is good and still enjoyable. I may be more critical towards some of its obvious flaws that distract me, although I tend to partially forgive these flaws. I assign 6/10 when the work, although decent, contains significant flaws (e.g. logical errors, unconvincing plot/characterisation, weak performance etc) that can hardly be overlooked, and the work on the whole is marginally above the average.
3-6: Mixed Attitude
5/10 suggests that the work is about the average standard among all the work I have watched. I will recommend with some caution because although the work is generally acceptable, it may hardly contain any artistic achievement or social significance and fail to engage me at certain points. I will assign 4/10, or even 3/10, when the work fails to meet the average standard, and I am really distracted more than half of the time.
0-3: Not recommend
In fact, I seldom use this range because I respect those who produce the work. I will only touch this range when certain fundamental aspects (e.g. theme) of the work are problematic. I am irritated by the work on the whole and will not recommend it to others.