Movies Review Scale:

Box Office Revolution uses a ten-point review scale for Christian-themed movies.  Three total points can be earned for production quality, which includes camera work, background music, video quality, sound quality, transitions, editing, and other related elements.  Three total points can be earned for plot and storyline quality, which includes overall plot, plot structure, amount and appropriateness of plot twists, dialogue quality, overall storyline, use of clichés, predictability, character development, and other related elements.  Three total points can be earned for acting quality, including line delivery, believability, authenticity, appropriateness of casting, general actor quality, and other related elements.  An additional point or half point may be awarded to a movie for having an ‘x-factor’, which can include presenting an important issue in a great way, having a well-thought-out underlying worldview or philosophy, introducing a new and innovative concept, or doing something related to this.  Points earned in each category add up to a total score.  For example, if a movie earns three points in each category plus a full x-factor point, it receives a perfect score—ten out of ten points.  If a movie earns three in one category, two in another, and one in the other, it receives a score of six points, and so on.  These are the standards applied to each movie reviewed by Box Office Revolution.

 

Series, Shows, and Miniseries Review Scale:

Box Office Revolution uses a fourteen-point review scale for each season of television, streaming, and on-demand Christian-themed series, shows, and miniseries.  Three total points can be earned for production quality, which includes camera work, background music, video quality, sound quality, transitions, editing, and other related elements.  Three total points can be earned for plot and storyline quality, which includes overall plot, plot structure, amount and appropriateness of plot twists, dialogue quality, overall storyline, use of clichés, predictability, character development, and other related elements.  Three total points can be earned for acting quality, including line delivery, believability, authenticity, appropriateness of casting, general actor quality, and other related elements.  Three total points can be earned for season and series continuity, including how well the show or series has agreed with itself during its full duration, how well the current season flows, how the character arcs have been built over time, how well overarching subplots have been developed over time, and other related elements.  Up to two x-factor points can be earned for presenting an important issue in a great way, having a well-thought-out underlying worldview or philosophy, introducing a new and innovative concept, or doing something related to this.  Points earned in each category add up to a total score.  .  For example, if a season earns three points in each category plus a two full x-factor points, it receives a perfect score—fourteen out of fourteen points.  If a season earns three in one category, two in another, two in another, and one in the other, it receives a score of eight points, and so on.  These are the standards applied to each series or show season reviewed by Box Office Revolution.

 

Hall of Fame:

If a movie reaches seven points or more, it will be placed in the Hall of Fame to commemorate it.  If a series or show season reaches ten points or more, it will be placed in the Hall of Fame to commemorate it.

 

Negative Points:

Box Office Revolution reserves the right to assign negative points in any category when reviewing a movie or season, including negative x-factor points.  The purpose of negative points it to demonstrate when and where a movie or season crosses a certain line in any particular category to a point that it becomes unwatchable and perhaps even offensive.