View Full Version : Movies Where You've Changed Your Rating...

Jerk Shapiro
02-16-2003, 05:36 PM
This is the thread to post all of the movies that you've ever given a 4, thought of, then changed it to a 7, or, whatever.

Here are some of mine.

2001: A Space Oddysey

Upon first viewing, I gave this, like, a 4. But, after being jolted into reality. I changed this baby to a big 10. That's my biggest change.


Changed this from an 8. To an 8.5, and finally, to a 9. Great movie.

That's all I can think of now. Now it's your turn.

02-16-2003, 05:40 PM
I don't like to change ratings often, but one case I can think about was my lowering of LOTR: FOTR from a 9/10 to a 7/10.

02-16-2003, 05:44 PM
Cruel Intentions. Probably the one movie I hate and love at the same time...each time I watch it, I feel differently, and so I've given up trying to give it a set rating...but the range of ratings it gets from me has been anywhere between 2 and 4 out of 5. (It's probably the one movie I really love that could be called a "guilty pleasure")...

A Beautiful Mind and The Others. 2nd time around, they were a bit more boring...not as much rewatch value. (Still, 4/5 for both)

Signs. From 3 1/2 out of 5 to 3.

I think that's pretty much it...Fellowship went up from 3 out of 5 to 3 1/2 out of 5 after I watched it a 2nd time at home...

Tom Samborski
02-16-2003, 05:55 PM
One film that I've changed my rating for is Austin Powers In Goldmember. Upon my first viewing, I gave it an 8/10, but after seeing the previous two AP films again, I thought Goldmember was quite a dissapointment. I then lowered my rating of the film to a 6/10.

02-16-2003, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Nate6
I don't like to change ratings often, but one case I can think about was my lowering of LOTR: FOTR from a 9/10 to a 7/10.

Umm, why is that? ;)

I change ratings frequently:

In the Bedroom
Before: 4/10 (I was bored out of my mind when I saw this in theatres)
After: 9/10 (I don't know why I just loved it the second time around, it just grew on me)

Gosford Park
Before: 2/10
After: 8/10
Explanation? See In the Bedroom.

Annie Hall
Before: 10/10
After: 9/10
I don't know why, it just felt right.

I changed the rating for this three times, first time I gave it 9/10, then I gave it 10/10, and now 9/10 again. It just wasn't as good as the first one.

02-16-2003, 06:51 PM
When I saw this film as a teenager, I loved it and bought it. now that I am older, it has dropped off of my hundred favorites. The film of course is.... Dead Poets Society.

02-16-2003, 11:27 PM
I've changed my mind a lot (like everyone else), but one of the biggest changes would be for THE BIG LEBOWSKI, which I gave a 6/10 originally, but which I would probably give a 9/10 nowadays.

I changed my mind about my DAREDEVIL rating the day after I put up my review...I think it deserves more like a 7/10, not a 8/10...but hey...what are you gonna do, right? (I just couldn't think of that many things wrong with it)

02-17-2003, 12:18 AM
The Sting 6.5/10 to 10/10 (i was to young when i saw it first)

02-17-2003, 12:46 AM
Gladiator-7 at first now a 9( didnt feel right because maximus was a Fing god of combat thru the movie, later i relized i loved that aspect of him.)

Episode 2-6 at first now a 8(had so much plot i had to sit back and see it again.)

Resident Evil-5 at first now a 7(fun movie that could have been better but my expectations for it dragged me down to a enjoyable pop corn flick.)

The crow-8 at first now a 10(i dunno really, just like it more each time i see it.)

The matrix-7 at first now a 10(saw the episode 1 trailer with it and didnt stop thinking about it thru the movie)

These are the movies i am aware of that i grew on me as i thought about them after i saw them. Its like i had to give them time to digest.

Due to this i try to wait a day to let each movie i see fully sink in becuase i could be in a overly bad/good mood that could affect my judging at the time.

02-17-2003, 01:41 AM
There's no one movie I change ratings to. I change ratings to nearly all my movies everytime I see them, since a movie's quality doesn't just stay in one category, of an 8, a 9, a 10, even a 1. Things like mood, atmosphere, how many times you've seen it, etc. all factor in

02-17-2003, 07:23 AM
-Fight Club-
1st viewing: 4.5/10
2nd: 5.5/10
3rd: 6/10
4th: 7/10

1st: 5/10
2nd: 6/10
3rd: 7.5/10

rushmore beauty
02-17-2003, 12:15 PM
Ultimate Change: Natural Born Killers: from a 2/10 to a 7/10.

Ren Hoek
02-17-2003, 01:31 PM
A Beautiful Mind - 7/10 right after I had seen it in theatre. But the more I read about it the more I felt betrayed by this film. I would even go so far and say that it is the most reactionary and manipulative mainstream movie I've seen in years. OK, still 2 points because of its entertainment value and 1 point for Crowe's great performance: 3/10.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers experience:
1st viewing: Aaaargh! Visual overkill: 7/10
2nd viewing: Could enjoy the narrative and action pieces more because I was prepared for it: 8/10
3rd time: It's getting better and better... 9/10 (I'll never give it a 10/10 rating, though)

James Logan
02-17-2003, 01:40 PM
I never changed my ratings by more than a couple of points, but I do change my mind very often. Most of the time, it's for movies that I'd only give an 8 or 9 when they come out, and then raise their rating up a point after several viewings, because I develop an affective link with 'em. Good ol' sensitive me. :)

02-17-2003, 08:53 PM
i have only changed a rating once.i believe the first time is when you rate a movie and it should stay at that rating.
oh,the change was Spider-Man from a 9/10 to an 8/10

02-17-2003, 09:04 PM
The Godfather Part II
1st viewing: 5, 6/10
2nd viewing: 10/10
3rd viewing: 10/10

solid flick, 3rd fav. of all time.

02-17-2003, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Tom Samborski
One film that I've changed my rating for is Austin Powers In Goldmember. Upon my first viewing, I gave it an 8/10, but after seeing the previous two AP films again, I thought Goldmember was quite a dissapointment. I then lowered my rating of the film to a 6/10.

I had almost the opposite feeling about Goldmember. When I first saw it I gave it a 5/10 but after watching it again I raised it to a 8/10 as far as comedies go and consider it the best AP movie. Goldmember is one of my favorite characters in any comedy.

Hucksta G
02-17-2003, 11:16 PM
Then: 10/10

Then: 10/10
Now: 9/10

Black Hawk Down
Then: 10/10
Now: 7/10

Then: 10/10

Sad man
02-18-2003, 02:18 AM
I change my ratings a lot.Maybe because I change my mind with my age.I used to love movies like The Mummy Returns I first gave it a 8/10, now I give it a 5/10.

Some of my biggest cahnges were:

1st time: 2/10
2nd time: 8/10

1: 3/10(Like JoBlo)
2: 9/10

1: 6/10
2: 9/10

1: 8/10
2: 7/10

1: 7/10
2: 9/10

1: 10/10
2: 9/10

1: 5/10
2: 8/10

1: 9/10
2: 6/10

1: 9/10
2: 8/10 maybe 7/10

And a lot more.Some of them changed because I grew up, and some of them because they were boring or not as impressive as I thought it was when I watched at the cinema and then I rented it.
Some are for good, some are for bad.

02-18-2003, 10:55 PM
I changed my views with each of the Star Wars prequals. Both went from decently moderate to pretty low after each viewing. One day i'll appreciate them for what they are though.

I always have a tendancy to chang my opinions with Cameron Crowe films, i would give them all an 8/10 at first. Then, after i watch them each again, one, maybe two or three times. That would be all the times i would need to turn it into a perfect 10/10. I could never be a critic because i can't critiqe every little thing in a film, the experience i get always can change.

Puck Bond
02-19-2003, 12:23 AM
Ever since I have been doing ratings I don't usually change my mind on a movie drastically...like hating it one time and giving it 4/10 and then loving it another time and giving it a 9/10 or vice versa. I do adjust my ratings a lot...mainly for my little systems and end of the year lists...and its never by more than one point.

Example I was torn on whether to give The Recruit 7 or 8 right after seeing it...at first I thought 7 but soon bumped it up to an 8.
I would never lower it down to a 5 or something like that.

02-19-2003, 01:42 AM
I'm guilty of loving movies only in the theaters, and then changing my mind after a while. I usually just get caught up in the moment during the movie, and I forget all the faults.

02-19-2003, 03:33 AM
Well, I try to be very critical and cautious of the ratings I give out for every film I watch... however, this doesn't prevent me from changing my ratings every now and then.

There's always going to be film that I'm going to have a tough time rating, or a film I'm going to like more with the next viewing, or a film I'm going to dislike more with the next viewing.

As for an example, I don't think I can give you one. The adjustments in my ratings have only been by a few points, nothing really big or low, and nothing really worth mentioning.

Ah, changing ratings... this is an experience every single movie buff will go through. It's natural, I guess. :D


02-19-2003, 09:57 AM
Pulp Fiction: 7/10 to 9/10

Razorblade Smile
02-19-2003, 10:47 AM
Fellowship of the Ring
Then: 3/10
Now: 6/10

The Sixth Sense
Then: 4/10
Now: 8/10

Tango and Cash
Then: 8/10
Now: 5/10

Then: 6/10
Now: 7/10

The Phantom Menace
Then: 4/10
Now: 6/10

02-19-2003, 11:04 AM
magnolia 8/10 to 10/10
pulp fiction 7/10 to 9/10
cruel intentions 8/10 to 4/10

02-19-2003, 03:58 PM
I usually change my ratings after I see the movie. When I see it at the theater, usually. After I don't think about it, so it would get a high rating. But, then I think about I usually then lower it. But not by much a lot.

One Example is Fellowship of the Ring...

1st Time: 8/10
2nd Time: 5/10
3rd Time: 7/10
4th time: 9/10

It stands at 9/10 for now.

02-19-2003, 04:30 PM
Memento when i first saw it i gave it an 8 but upon the second viewing i was blown away by it that i gave it a 10

02-19-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Hannibal21
Umm, why is that? ;)

I know you're joking, but I'll answer anyway.

See, watching a movie so heavily hyped as FOTR the first time biased my views towards it, and I loved the epic scale. But then I saw it again, and the story is too distant and disconnecting, the acting isn't great, it was too long, and I was overall a little disappointed. Besides that, no movie is as good as some people think this one is. 7/10, because it still looks amazing in every way, shape, and form.

02-22-2003, 12:13 AM


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