So, how exactly do I rate the movies, tv shows, etc. that I watch? I prefer to use letter grades, which brings me back to school and my obsession with achieving straight-As (especially in middle and high school). When posting on Letterboxd, I’ll use the star system, but it doesn’t exactly match up to my letter-grading system. Here’s my personal rating system:
A+ (aka *****or 10/10) = Flawless in every way, a true masterpiece. These are usually the easiest reviews to write, because all I’m doing is raving about the film, instead of nit-picking certain things.
A (aka ***** or 9/10) = Not perfect, but close; a terrific film that should probably be considered for multiple Oscars.
A- (aka ****1/4 or 8/10) = Very well-made; though far from perfect, a film I’d willingly (and will probably) watch again.
B+ (aka **** or 7/10) = Enjoyable and interesting; would recommend and might watch again, but wouldn’t seek it out.
B (aka ***1/2 or 7/10) = Decent and watchable, but not terrible; probably won’t see again.
B- (aka *** or 6/10) = Very close to being bad; this is when my reviews tend to be lengthier, because I find more things wrong with the films.
C+ (aka **1/2 or 5/10) = Fairly bad, not worth your time and money; would urge others not to see.
C (aka ** or 4/10) = Poorly-made, with much to dislike; I rarely assign grades lower than this, because if something’s really bad then I may have to stop watching it.
C-/D+ (aka *1/2 or 3/10) = A near-failure; a badly-made film.
D (aka * or 2/10) = At this point, I’m wishing to get back the money and/or time spent watching this disaster of a film.
D- (aka 1/2* or 1/10) = Why did this sh*t get made? How?
F (aka 0 * or 0/10) = See above, times 100.