metacritic

The Internet is a great place to check out what people think of music, movies, books, DVDs, videogames, restaurants, hotels, etc.

The best place I’ve found to do this kind of work is metacritic. They take real reviews, apply a numerical value to them, and then aggregate them into a single score that they call a metascore. They also show a short summary of the reviews sorted by the metascores.

It’s brilliant. You want to see the worst review. Just go read the review with the lowest metascore.

I love it. I just wish they’d cover more than film, music, and videogames.