Why does a a movie have ratings before it's premiere?

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I am wondering....Why does a movie have a rating even before it's premiere? If you only watched trailers, you still can't rate a whole movie based on that????
(Conversation type=Question and also a Problem (gives wrong rate system, if all can random rate a movie before they haven't even seen the movie yet. But mainly base their rate on a trailer on 1-2 min. long)
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Posted 9 months ago

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Lucy

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Can you post a link to the movie in question.
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I were about to edit. But the system wouldnt let me. But anyway here are my edited post:
I am wondering....Why does a movie have a rating even before it's premiere? If you only watched trailers, you still can't rate a whole movie based on that????
Eg. "Battle angel" have a rating now on 7.6/10. But US premiere first on 14 February 2019,
and have premiere here in Denmark later today (still early morning 2:39 now) But I can go rate the movie anyway?

(Conversation type=Question and also a Problem (gives wrong rate system, if all can random rate a movie before they haven't even seen the movie yet. But mainly base their rate on a trailer on 1-2 min. long)
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ok. I get it now. Makes sense if a person can rate the movie, even if the movie have not had premiere yet in his or her country. As long as it has had a premiere in some country, IMDB members should be allowed to rate the movie, because that person could (in theory) have travel to that country on holiday. Were just thinking before, that it was weird it already got that high score, when the movie still haven't been showed in a lot of countries.
So it makes sense with "Alita: Battle Angel" and also eg. "Cold Pursuit" (2019) who had danish premiere on 28 February 2019 (Denmark) But I could have been out travelling to Australia on 7 February 2019, and watched the first world premiere there. So it makes sense now, that I'm able to rate it. Regards Krusty
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Travels do not need to be involved: locals can watch the movie and rate it on IMDb ;)
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Hey Vincent. Think you misunderstood my text. I wrote, that if a movie haven't got premiere in your own country, then you could in theory watch the movie in another country before your homeland had the premiere. That's why it makes sense that IMDB give all their members access, to rate a movie anytime after the first world premiere. And one is not bound by ones homelands premiere.
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You are correct KTC.
Also note that if a movie has a festival showing before it's premiere date it becomes open for voting.
Example: A US Film is screened at Cannes first and released two months later in the US it will have been open to voting for two months ahead of its public premiere
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Is it not bedtime V.F.?
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Vincent Fournols

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The night is only 23:08 young... ;-)
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I do not agree with this policy.

Let's be honest, people rate the movie before seeing it.
It has nothing to do with premieres.

example : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7131622/

Only way to watch this one : Cannes Festival.
I bet my left arm that the 6.000+ votes are not from Cannes' spectators.


My opinion : Ratings should not be allowed before official release.
It will not prevent mythomaniacs from rating it, but it will be one step further to being right.

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