How to Find Movie Reviews

If you are selective about which movies to watch, using lists of top recommendations is one place to start. For example, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has its top 250 movies as voted by their users. Seeing why these movies make it to these lists requires a little deeper research. Our recommendations will help you find reviews for new and classic movies along with places to get suggestions.


MRQE: The Movie Query Review Engine is an index of reviews published on the internet which include recent movies in theaters, DVD releases, and film classics. The site compiles a variety of critical opinion and presents an average of these reviews.

IMDB: The Internet Movie Database is the definitive site for movies and the entertainment industry. Along with detailed information about each film, the IMDB is a great place for user reviews. The parental advisory section is particularly helpful for parents trying to screen the most appropriate movies for their children.

Rotten Tomatoes: This site aggregates reviews on film and television from critics and users.

Box Office Mojo: This online resource is the most comprehensive box office database on the internet

The Experts

  • Critics Picks at the New York Times
  • Rex Reed and staff at the New York Observer
  • NPR offers a daily look into the world of film
  • The staff at keeps up the work of the famous film critic
  • Cinemablend offers reviews and articles on movies, television and more
  • ScreenRant features editorials, reviews and theories on upcoming films


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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, May 4 was deemed May the Force (be with you) or Star Wars day. And so, it would follow that libraries across the country named May Star Wars Month! Among a slew of Star Wars events planned at our branches, Bordentown Library is excited to host special...

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