So, in 2017 there was a really bad russian film "Crimea". Truth to tell, that movie was complete mess. Total disaster. And by the end of 2017, it's rating was something like 1-2. Which is, truth to tell, pretty correct.
In Russia, there is a resource like IMDB that is called "Kinopoisk". And rating of the "Crimea" movie was, well, pretty much the same.
But the film was made by order of the Russian government. And bad rating was not good for the county's reputation.
So, bots attacked "Kinopoisk" and raised the rating to something like, well, 7. Administration on that resource have found that out and fixed rating. Now, it has 1.3. Justice was restored!
It looks like new target of russian bots is IMDB.
I'm completely sure, that IMDB rating was very low in 2017. It is very easy to find a screenshot of it. There was news on that topic.
Yet, right now it is 7.3 with 3000 votes for 7, 3000 votes for 8 and 21600 votes for 9. It looks completely unrealistic.
Is it possible to check, I don't know, IP addresses of that votes? I'm sure most of them share IP address with each other.
Movie "Crimea (2017)" rating unrealistic.
by Just a Curious Person
Joined on November 1, 2018
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Krym (original title)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6990206/reviews - 12 Reviews
November 2, 2018
32,274 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 7.3 / 10
Rating ............. Votes
10 ..... 0.5% ........ 161
09 .... 67.1% ... 21,671
08 ... 10.0% .... 3,217
07 .... 9.4% ..... 3,031
01 ... 11.0% .... 3,552
Arithmetic mean = 7.8 Median = 9
Same person with many accounts Flooding the Polls and Ratings
Posted 8 months ago
8,032 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.4 / 10
Rating .... Votes
1 ... 40.6% ... 3,265
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[ New Reviews for Love on a Leash ]
March 5 2018
8,020 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.4 / 10
Rating ...... Votes
1 - 40.6% - 3,259
22,534 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 5.8 / 10
Rating ........... Votes
10 ... 0.7% ....... 154
09 .. 12.8% ... 2,887
08 .. 29.9% ... 6,733
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(Russian: КиноПоиск, КиноПоиск.Ru, Кино is movie and Поиск is search)
is a Russian website about cinematography.
The site provides information about
movies, TV shows, actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, composers, editors etc
It was often compared to IMDb.
Good afternoon, there is a question about cheating a big movie rating.
I have big doubts about the chesnosti rating of the specified movie.
For cheating at one moment, many users put a response of 9 stars (21 670 bots)
Very doubtful such a rating.
A big request to check it was BOTS or not.
Such actions cheating rating are in doubt and return confidence to your resource. Do not allow yourself and us to deceive!
Concerning this title, we have filed a ticket for the appropriate team to investigate further.
There is a movie "Crimea" https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6990206/?ref_=nv_sr_1
And I think, his rating has been falsified and overvalued
Proofs are two :
1. On the snapscreen below you can see dispersion of marks : among them the share of the mark 9 is more than 50% !! Looks like attack of bots : they never rate 10. Very suspicious.
2. On the site kinopoisk.ru (russian IMDB's analogue) this film has rating 3/10. It's imposible - to have so big difference between ratings of these two sites.
Another reminder why I prefer Russian to Western propaganda. There is always a level of honesty in Russian films that in Western ones tends to be replaced with shameless and bizarre attacks, based on outrageous lies and distortions. To appreciate this film, one has to be acquainted with the diversity of subgenres in Russian war film industry. This film follows a particular formula to the letter: a love story, a superhero-soldier, a secret operation, bad guys who play dirty, Russia triumphs, and the hero returns to marry the girl (though in this case they are separated due to war). This could have been a WWII film, or one taking place in the Caucasus, or anywhere else. Indeed, we saw the actor playing the main character in a similar film, where he subverts infiltration of Chechnya by terrorists, and gets the girl in the end. Films like these are to be taken for what they are: deliberate exaggeration, a lot of entertainment, and a genuine expression of Russian attitudes regarding the conflict in question. If they are propaganda, they don't simply seek to make the enemy look bad. They dare to express in very simple terms how Russians feel about the conflict, they are made primarily for Russians, and not as a tool to try and sway public opinion abroad. This is why I prefer them to Western propaganda films, which are often far more dirty and calculated, aiming solely at swaying public opinion, yet expressing no genuine conviction or emotion.