Making the grade
Posted: August 23, 2013 at 2:52 a.m.
About those movie grades … As I’ve said before, I use them reluctantly. I wish you wouldn’t pay too much attention to them. They’re not scientific and I don’t really believe in them. We use them because we understand that a certain segment of the reading public appreciates a shorthand indication of how a reviewer responds to a given film. I don’t know exactly why some people think this is helpful, but I recognize that they do, and rather than further frustrate anyone’s expectations, we devised the current grading scale.
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MovieStyle, Pages 29 on 08/23/2013