The Decent Films Guide rates films for artistic and entertainment value on a scale from four stars (superior) to zero stars or bomb (worthless).
As with all the ratings, the artistic-entertainment rating is an index of opinion, not a statement of fact or article of faith. Readers are encouraged to read the reviews critically and arrive at their own conclusions.
The star rating by itself doesnt necessarily indicate whether a movie is recommended or non-recommended. Rather, it looks at the films merits as art and entertainment. The overall recommendability of a film is rated in the AF letter grade, and depends both on artistic-entertainment value (the star rating) and also moral-spiritual value (the
In general, the star ratings function much like the letter grades. Thus,
There are limits, though; the star rating does matter. A poorly made, unengaging film (say,
This film is rated ***½, meaning that in artistic-entertainment terms it is between well-made and superior.
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