Its true, you can get good reads on where a film stands by the cross examination. Low critic score but high audience usually indicates a poorly executed film that has a lot of emotional investment by a dedicated fan base. Sometimes, that is appealing if I'm one of those fans. Either way, its good to know what type of experience I'm in for.At least they also give an "Audience Score." Not that it's any more accurate, as trolls can seriously screw over that rating, but it tends to indicate something if the two ratings are wildly dissimilar.