The Usual Suspects: 1 and 1/2 stars.

Fight Club: 2 stars.

Blue Velvet: 1 star.

Die Hard: 2 stars.

Meanwhile, while he was employed by Disney…

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: 4 stars (the same number of stars he gave Casablanca)

Mulan: 3 and 1/2 stars.

Hercules: 3 and 1/2 stars.

Ebert says his ratings system is "relative" and that he reviews a film for what he feels will be its prospective audience. Okay. So why then give a movie like Fast and Furious a single star? Did you not consider the audience that would attend that film get exactly what they expected? Well, the very first line of his review for that film is "Fast & Furious" is exactly and precisely what you’d expect.

As a footnote, you should also check out his review of Basic Instict 2 which he cannot decide whether to give the film 1 star or 4. Yeah. I’d call that pretty "relative."

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