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Posted 13th JulEdited by:"IgnatiusJ"

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“A look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane (Julie Garner) follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.“
Running time 1:27
IMDB 6.0
Metacritic 79
RottenTomatoes audience score 25%
RottenTomatoes Tomatometer 92%
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Edited by: "odiedodie" 13th Jul
This would probably be a good time to quote the main Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% rather than the audience score.
KangTC13/07/2020 11:30

This would probably be a good time to quote the main Rotten Tomatoes score …This would probably be a good time to quote the main Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% rather than the audience score.


OK, thanks. I have added that other rating in now.
IgnatiusJ13/07/2020 11:39

OK, thanks. I have added that other rating in now.


I admire your commitment to impartiality. I'd just use the best one!
KangTC13/07/2020 11:30

This would probably be a good time to quote the main Rotten Tomatoes score …This would probably be a good time to quote the main Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% rather than the audience score.


Because critics are always correct and the audience wrong?
odiedodie13/07/2020 12:05

Because critics are always correct and the audience wrong?


I'd argue that critics are better able to identify a good film than audiences but there is some value in knowing what people who paid to see the film thought. The danger with these self select ratings is that they are prone to review bombing which seems to be the case here. I suspect that the 6/10 on IMDb is closer to the truth than the 25% on RT.
KangTC13/07/2020 13:29

I'd argue that critics are better able to identify a good film than …I'd argue that critics are better able to identify a good film than audiences but there is some value in knowing what people who paid to see the film thought. The danger with these self select ratings is that they are prone to review bombing which seems to be the case here. I suspect that the 6/10 on IMDb is closer to the truth than the 25% on RT.


Sounds like snobbery. Plenty of shows/movies get panned and the audiences love them. Ultimately you need to make your own mind up and not rely on others telling you
Quite a boring movie akin to watching a kettle boil
odiedodie13/07/2020 15:16

Sounds like snobbery. Plenty of shows/movies get panned and the audiences …Sounds like snobbery. Plenty of shows/movies get panned and the audiences love them. Ultimately you need to make your own mind up and not rely on others telling you


With this attitude you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince. Better to use critics' reviews as a sift.
KangTC13/07/2020 16:06

With this attitude you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a …With this attitude you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince. Better to use critics' reviews as a sift.


The Sinner Season 3 gets 100% on RT by the critics, and 46% audience rating. Having just finished it I'd say somewhere between the 2 is fair, certainly wouldn't solely trust critic scores.
Smeeble13/07/2020 19:21

The Sinner Season 3 gets 100% on RT by the critics, and 46% audience …The Sinner Season 3 gets 100% on RT by the critics, and 46% audience rating. Having just finished it I'd say somewhere between the 2 is fair, certainly wouldn't solely trust critic scores.


Do you think that it is good (i.e. 3/5 or better)? If so you would be part of the 100% if you were a critic. These scores are just the percentage of people who liked something. They aren't a relative rating. This 100% score is just a quirk of the small number of reviewers (11).

While I do rate expert opinion over the wisdom of crowds it's actually the way audience ratings are calculated that I have a problem with. Leaving aside the scope for abuse by bad faith posters even the good faith posters have an inbuilt bias. The self select nature means that the audience ratings are taken from people who thought that they might like the film. This means their ratings are likely to be biased towards the upper end of the scale. Contrary to this professional reviewers review all the films, even the ones they don't want to see, leading to a wider spread of scores.
It was too boring for me I stopped watching after the first 10 minutes. It is shot like documentary but in realtime.
This movie was one of the most boring things I've ever watched...not quite as bad as John Travolta's "a civil action" but close...
What a absolutely boring film!
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