The following is the scale used to rate films on The Purple Patch Blog. I don't stick rigidly to whole numbers. though. For example, a film I have rated as a 6.8 is above average, but has a flaw or two which stops me unreservedly calling it a good movie. A 7.3 is a good flick with touches which raise its rating slightly, but not enough to put it in the "cut above" level.
Also, it's important to remember that I judge films in their own arena. That is, I see no point in comparing Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead with Greta Garbo in Queen Christina. I rate both films extremely highly, but for totally different reasons entirely.
I also reserve the right to tweak my rating at any time. Personal judgements of films change with the passing of time, and so may the scores I give them.
So, here's that Purple Rating scale...
10 - Exceptional In Every Respect. A Classic
9 - A Great Film
8 - Really Good - A Cut Above
7 - Good Movie
6 - Above Average, Worth A Look
5 - OK, Average
4 - A Disappointment
3 - Poor/Dull
2 - Very Poor
1 - A Painful Experience
0 - Losing The Will To Live
Click here for an A-Z listing of films covered so far...