Movie full of fake reviews - compromising integrity of the site rates

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Just watched an IMDB 8.9 movie purely based on 1,600 IMDB ratings that was absolutely terrible,  Chase (2019).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8160864/

I looked into the reviews trying to understand how an 8.9 that actually warranted a 2.9 got through the system.  
Looking into it, it appears all of the positive reviews I found were fake and the real reviewers were in agreement it's closer to a 1 than a 10. 

How can you report an entire movie for review manipulation?

This irked me enough to create an account just for this ticket because I paid money to rent this turd.

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trevor

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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When making decisions on brand new movies that go direct to video it is best to look at the top 1000 voter numbers. Only 3 rated it which should be a red flag. and their combined rating was a 6.3. Not worth the price based on the Top 1000 numbers. Always look in the future to those group of raters for the real numbers on a new title.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8160864/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt



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This is helpful but unfortunate you need to dig that deep to see if the movie is above my 6.5 IMB rating threshold. Thanks for responding!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Cool!
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MAthePA

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trevor, please see: 
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/featured-content/why-doesn-t-a-title-with-the-average-user-vote-of-9-4-appear-in-your-top-250-movies-or-tv-list/GTU67Q5QQ8W53RJT

(and for further questions on ratings -> https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/faq-for-imdb-ratings/G67Y87TFYYP6TWAV)

Please also see:
https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/contribution-information/why-would-you-display-such-a-negative-user-review-on-a-title-page/GYM9WC92JWD9HA3R?ref_=helpms_helpart_inline#
where:
If you feel that a review on our site is inappropriate please let us know using the 'Report This' link and we'll review it and eventually remove it if it's found to be in violation of our guidelines. We will not however alter or influence the placement of valid reviews on the main page based on their negative or positive content.
Additionally, this may be also in hand:
https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/track-movies-tv/what-does-it-mean-if-i-found-a-user-review-helpfu...
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trevor

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This helpful but it would be sweet if you could flag the entire movie review set for obvious review manipulation from some advertising company they hired or something.
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MAthePA

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To the staff members:
Could you, please, examine Chase (2019) reviews and whip all the "SHOUTING" ones (13 of 27) into the shape of User review guidelines
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new request

Please reference the new conversation here: Chase (2019) reviews
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trevor

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Thanks! Would love to see something done about this one.