Kursk review

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I posted a review of the 2018 Kursk movie that was declined for the reason stated that you believed it contained inaccuracies.  Everything in that review is documented and verified accurate.  The review was a faithful narrative of the actual Kursk mishap and used those historically accurate points to praise the movie for being faithful.

Those of you making these review decisions need to be willing to step forward and justify their decisions.  

I wish to be advised precisely what historical fact you believed was inaccurate.  I think at the minimum, you owe that much.
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Ken Stallings

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Hi Ken -

Based on the text you provided, I can see that your User Review was likely declined as reviews should not include personal opinions on real life events or subject matter on which a film is based, as per our User Review guidelines.

I would making sure that your review is commenting on the context of the film itself, you can then re-submit and our editors will take another look.
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Ken Stallings

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While I appreciate your reply, it seems to miss the point that the provided reason for rejection was the belief that my review contained "inaccuracies."  Now, you wish to say it provided personal opinion.  Again, all reviews contain a degree of opinion and those opinions that I did provide quite clearly focus on the movie presentation.

Consequently, I find the follow up answer to lack credibility.

If you search through the very large number of reviews that were approved for this movie, you will find dozens that question the integrity and accuracy of the movie presentation.  Those reviews make assertions that do not agree with the documented post-accident investigations, as published.

Some of those reviews even question the involuntary needle sedation of a Russian mother at the press conference.  Yet, that event was absolutely historically true and there are many links to raw news camera footage showing the actual event.  Being an adult when the events took place, that sedation created an international firestorm of protests as being medically unethical and unsafe.

My comment on Putin is likewise confirmed by news media presentations, and by numerous post accident historical investigations and narratives.

I do not write information without first taking the time to research the events in question.  And I would appreciate it very much if your organization provided me with a concrete example of anything I wrote in my review which can rationally be asserted as being inaccurate.

That was my original request, and so far unfortunately, no such example has been provided by your staff.
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Hi, Ken Stallings. I'm not sure, but it seems like the IMDb site authorities would rather no references be real life events beyond the context of the specific movie being reviewed at all. This issue of reviews involving criticism of accuracy of a movie has come up, time and time again, on this forum.
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Ken Stallings

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That may be true, and I think at least you offer a logical input.  However, to be fair, such a policy has to be enforced equitably, and certainly cannot be ignored when a movie is unfairly maligned for being historically inaccurate, and reviews that accurately convey the history to provide basis to assert, as my review attempted to do, that the movie got the essential information accurate.

If the review that supports the movie's essential accuracy is to be censored simply for portraying the real events portrayed in the movie, then at minimum those reviews that are entirely unfair in maligning the movie must be removed also.

Personally,I would argue that the best way to counter unfair reviews is to allow fair reviews to be posted.
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Hi Ken -

Just to clarify, you are welcome to comment on the real events pertaining to how they are portrayed in the film, however, your review should focus more on the film than on the context/history of the real event, if that makes sense.

You are welcome to re-submit your User Review for consideration, however, if it is declined again, please make sure you are focusing primarily on the film verses the real life event.
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