Quality of reviews has severely dropped.

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It used to be that people provided fairly intelligent film reviews on IMDB. But recently I am seeing two-sentence reviews or even less. They are riddled with spelling/grammar errors. They contain no concrete information about the film in question. Most of them say exactly the same thing: "It was boring. I wasted 90 minutes of my life. I fell asleep. I walked out." All of those sentiments may be true, but they do not comprise a review and why IMDB allows them to clutter up space and detract from the few really witty, well written reviews, I do not understand. So, since IMDB clearly states: "We are happy to answer your questions, reply to your problems and listen to your ideas." -- I'd like to know what's going on. Honestly, just look at some recent reviews. They are horrific. There should be some standards. I thought a minimum of ten sentences was required? But then people would do stupid things like copy the same sentence 10 times. 

If IMDB is supposed to be the main site where people come to learn about whether films have value for them or not, at present, "user reviews" is a giant fail. 
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Quality of reviews has severely dropped
It used to be that people provided fairly intelligent film reviews on IMDB.
But recently I am seeing two-sentence reviews or even less
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I'm not 100% sure if this is right category to post in,
but: I've noticed that some recent User Reviews
have become little more than two-sentence rants ...

Posted Sep 23 2018 - 2 weeks ago
by David Chester

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https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/
Titles: 5,310,913 (Year Range: 1874 - 2025)
• Reviews 3,793,406

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Post a few samples & links here ? ?

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Okay, here are a few examples: For "The 15:17 to Paris":

"Yes, it's a "true story" with the real participants but it's nothing more than a patriotic and boring crap. Clint Eastwood can do much more better as many of his previous films can probe."

Two sentences, incorrect grammar and incomprehensible and misspelled English. "... his previous films can probe"?

"This movie highlight is only on the last 15 minutes . The rest of the movie is like junk. This is the worst WB movie I ever watched."

Three sentences. Incorrect grammar ("on" the last 15 minutes?). Poor English ("like junk"). How is this a review?

"Make it a documentary next time you wana include the real guys. Heroes? YES! Actors? Omggggggg NOOOOOOOO!!! LOOL. Was soooooo bad"

Atrocious English and lack of punctuation. How is this a review?

Here's one for "Lawrence of Arabia":

BORING, self-important, you don't care about the characters

Even granting that the cinematography is okay, it's like watching an Internet Camera focused on the desert 24 hours a day.

Two poorly written sentences. How is this a review? 

There are hundreds, if not thousands of others. Is this enough of an indication that IMDB doesn't care about the quality of the reviews it allows on its site? 

Since it makes such a big deal about "approving" them, you'd think that is in fact what they would do. 

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