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My submission to list Hoodlum as a thriller was denied. The way I see it, if the DVD cover calls it a "riveting crime thriller" then it would make sense to call it one here.

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Max Nunez

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Elizabeth, Employee

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Hi Max, thanks for this, however how a film chooses to market itself on a DVD can be a bit different from the genre of the film itself. You can review our genre definitions on our help site. 
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Fair enough, but I feel this movie fits that criteria. The trailer at least promises such a film.
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Marco

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What the trailer looks like is of no importance in deciding whether or not a title should get a certain genre attached to it. The only question is: Is the definition IMDb uses for a certain genre applicable to a certain title?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Rule of thumb::

"Advertising Hype" does not = "Genre"