Ratings for foreign films?
Is it just me or do some foreign language films receive higher ratings just because they are in a foreign language?
Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed 'Old Boy', 'Ring' and 'Battle Royale', etc... but would they really of gotten four stars if they were identically recreated in english?
Lets be honest, the acting in these films arent fantastic, the plots aren't that original, although enjoyable and nothing else REALLY stands out apart from the subtitles.
I watched 'Red State' (as an example) the other day and found it quite enjoyable, nothing brilliant, but entertaining, yet it received 3 stars, yet 'Battle Royale', which had a less original plot and worse acting got 4 stars. Please explain.