I’ve been watching a lot of movies (on airplanes) lately, and while in my mind it is pretty clear what constitutes each star rating, maybe it’s not clear for everyone else – so here is my system.

5 star – this movie is monumental and changes how I think or I’ve my life.
4 star – the movie is thought provoking and I’m thinking about some of the themes after watching it.
3 star – the movie was enjoyable to watch
2 star – I finished watching the movie but it was boring/not interesting. I could’ve used my time better and watched another movie instead.
1 star – I had to stop the movie in the middle because it was boring/sucked/etc

I think I’ve been fairly consistent with my movie reviews by following this system in my head.