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Q: Finding movie responses or critiques. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Finding movie responses or critiques.
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: dedios-ga
List Price: $9.50
Posted: 18 Jul 2002 22:12 PDT
Expires: 17 Aug 2002 22:12 PDT
Question ID: 42778
I'm looking for websites that have an archive of movie reviews and
commentaries (actually, it's not so much the movie review I'm after,
but a commentary, response, article or essay on certain movies. I want
to study peoples thoughts and reflections on box office movies that 
they have seen). Specifically, for the movies "The Gladiator",
"Remeber the Titans", and "Best Seller".  A movie review by Siskel an
Ebert is easy to find on the web, but I'm looking for review or
commentary that examines the movies I stated above in a deeper more
thoughtful way.

Request for Question Clarification by webadept-ga on 18 Jul 2002 22:38 PDT

You are looking for a movie buff/critic forum? Or something more
"edited", meaning a website that publishes several critics after
reviewing the posts.



Clarification of Question by dedios-ga on 19 Jul 2002 00:05 PDT
I think websites to both would be helpful. I'm sure one of the two
catagories you mentioned (buff/critic forum and a website that
publishes several critics after reviewing the posts) would provide
information on the movies I'm looking for.
Subject: Re: Finding movie responses or critiques.
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 19 Jul 2002 02:24 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Dedios,

A huge resource with user-submitted commentaries and reviews is the #1
online reference for movies.

IMDB - Internet Movie DataBase

Entering the movie title in the box on the left will bring you to many
movies, like:

  Gladiator - IMDB

On the bottom of the review, you will find the link "read customer
reviews at". provides user comments along with the shopping:

  Gladiator -

These two sites should give you a good feeling on people's thoughts on
a movie.


One of the top sites for archived movie reviews in general is:

The search box in the upper right provides easy access to the movies
you mentioned:

  Gladiator - RottenTomatoes

  Remember the Titans - RottenTomatoes

  Best Seller - RottenTomatoes

First, you can see an overview of reviews with a quote and source to
click on. RottenTomatoes acts as portal site to reviews, so their
content is often outside of the site itself; reviews of other sites
will open in a right-hand frame, with the navigation to the left.


When I'm seeking background information on a movie, I also enter the
title (enclosed in quotation marks) at Google. For a given movie, you
could couple the title with the keyword "review", e.g.:
    "remember the titans" review

Above search brings you to pages of sites like:

Hope this helps!

Search strategy:
    (I knew the sites mentioned)
dedios-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
researcher was very clear and informative.

Subject: Re: Finding movie responses or critiques.
From: huntsman-ga on 19 Jul 2002 07:52 PDT

Other general movie sites worth a look:



They hurt so good:

   Bad Movies.Org

Headed your way:

   Corona - Coming Attractions

The Immortals:
   Library of Congress
   Motion Picture and Television Reading Room

   Reel Classics

   The Greatest Films

   Turner Classic Movies

They did it first, and often better:

   Silent Ladies & Gents

Subject: Metacritic
From: ulu-ga on 19 Jul 2002 09:07 PDT
This contains summaries and links of many reviews for each movie (video/music/game)

"Gladiator" had 34 reviews.

This one might also be helpful for the "The Gladiator" portion of the paper.

Good Luck!
Subject: Re: Finding movie responses or critiques.
From: dedios-ga on 19 Jul 2002 12:59 PDT
Thank you for your helpful comments. You provided me with helpful options.
Subject: Re: Finding movie responses or critiques.
From: badabing-ga on 20 Jul 2002 13:33 PDT
hi dedios,
if you don't mind the ads at, they have quite a number of
film reviewers worthy or your time.  some names I read consistently
are Grouch, sloucho, mangiotto, Curtis_Edmonds, and Donlee_Brussel. 
these are mostly regular guys who review films for the love of it and
who happen to write well and thoughtfully.  sometimes I think their
love of cinema may border a bit on the obsessive but we all have our
hobbies. ;-)
here are a couple of Grouch's on the films you mentioned. (used with
Remember the Titans:
here are several other film sites definitely worth a look:
for foreign films, I've found these guys especially helpful for their
in depth analysis.  **check out his
"Wings of Desire" essay if you're a Wim Wenders fan.

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