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User review guidelines

The minimum length for reviews is 600 characters to ensure the most value to our users. Reviews which are padded with junk text will be discarded.

What to include:

IMDb is pleased to provide this forum for you to air your opinions on your favorite (or not-so-favorite) movies and TV-series. 

Your reviews should focus on the title's content and context. The best reviews include not only whether you liked or disliked a movie or TV-series, but also why. Feel free to mention other titles you consider similar and how this one rates in comparison to them. 

Reviews that are not specific to the title will not be posted on our site. Please write in English only and note that we do not support any mark-up (HTML, XML etc.) within the reviews apart from linking names and titles.

What not to include:

Resist the temptation to review on other reviews or features visible on the page. This information (and its position on the page) is subject to change without notice. A review form is not an appropriate place to tell us there are errors in the database. If you'd like to tell us about a specific problem, please click the 'Edit page' button near the bottom of the title page.

Also, please do not include the following:

  • Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks in either the body or header of your review. 
  • Expressions of hatred or intolerance for people on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability, including by promoting organizations with such views.
  • Time-sensitive material (i.e. mentions of events, promotional tours, seminars, lectures, etc.).
  • Avoid unannounced spoilers! Please don't reveal crucial plot elements, if you include spoilers without warning readers in advance, your review may be subject to removal. To label a spoiler make sure you check the 'contains spoilers' checkbox. Also, please never include spoilers in your review header as this is always visible.
  • Square brackets [ and ] are not allowed apart from when used to link names and titles
  • Phone numbers, mail addresses, URLs, email addresses, links to Twitter or Facebook pages etc.
  • Availability, price, or ordering/shipping information.
  • Advertising, promotions or solicitations of any kind
  • Writing in ALL-CAPS! Writing sentences in all-uppercase characters is considered "SHOUTING" and must be avoided.
  • Content in languages other than English
  • Do not include personal opinions on real life events or subject matter on which a film is based.
  • Do not reference or comment on other reviews or users. Reviews should be stand-alone works.

Any review in violation of these guidelines will not be posted or may be edited to conform to the guidelines. In addition, IMDb reserves the right not to post any review for any reason.

Sort by:

You can now sort by Review Rating on title/reviews and user/reviews pages as well as Review Date, Total Votes and Prolific Reviewer . For example, if you go to the title page user reviews section you can choose the Sort option "Review Rating" and see all reviews that include a rating of 10, 9, etc. You can also sort in the opposite direction by clicking the arrow and see reviews that include a rating of 1, 2 etc. Unrated reviews always appear at the bottom.

Additional Notes:

  • All submitted reviews become the licensed property of IMDb as set forth in our copyrights page.
  • Your submission must be your own original work.
  • You may only have one published user review per title.
  • Please write in English only. HTML is not supported though paragraph breaks will be inserted if you leave a blank line between paragraphs.
  • The maximum length for a user review is 10,000 characters.

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