How pretentious is that film?

/How pretentious is that film?

A scientific analysis.

What this is actually doing is measuring how much film critics like a film versus how much audiences like a film, using ratings from IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. So, for example, something like Mad Max: Fury Road is considered “pretentious” (53% at the time of writing), basically because critics fucking love it. I mean, audiences fucking love it too, right? But critics fucking love it a teensy tiny bit more, hence pretentious.

There’s actually two scales here: the mass market/pretentious scale, but also a “good-o-meter” scale, represented by the colour of the bar graph. So while the length/position of the graph represents the critics-vs-commoners analysis, the colour represents the overall score. So something can be 100% mass market, despised by critics… but still be recognised as a damn good film.

… Wow that was a lot of words about a fairly silly site. 38% pretentious.

2015-05-29T08:45:40+00:0030th June, 2015|Tags: film, pop culture, reviews|


  1. randomredux 29th June, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    *immediately checks Birdman*…huh, only 68%.

    • Alis 29th June, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Hah! That’s exactly the first film I checked, too!

      • randomredux 29th June, 2015 at 6:57 pm

        Haha! Nice 😀

  2. inkteller 29th June, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    this reminds me of the graph used to measure the worth of poetry in dead poet’s society

    • Alis 29th June, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      I will not lie: I don’t actually remember there being any poetry in Dead Poet’s Society…

      • inkteller 29th June, 2015 at 2:15 pm

        there was some as well as writing poetry–a sweaty toothed madman was mentioned. but mostly i really love that movie, for all the white dudes in it.

  3. revering-film 14th July, 2015 at 8:53 pm

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