The Time Out film debate 2012 highlights

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Your thoughts on films and filmgoing in 2012

In October, Time Out sponsored the Debate strand at the London Film Festival. We also took the opportunity to kickstart our own debate, to find out how our readers feel about the state of films and filmgoing in 2012. Here we take a close look at a few of the most interesting results.


Do you care what film critics say?

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Aw, shucks – 63 percent of you say you care what film critics say and that you respect and admire them. Of course, that still leaves 9 percent of you who think we’re useless blaggers and 28 percent who don’t care about critics but don’t want to hurt our feelings. We love you, too!

Seriously, we hope this is a vote of confidence in what good reviewers bring to the table – informed and balanced opinion to help people choose what to see in cinemas. The big change in recent years is that film fans can now disagree and take critics to task publicly online. Here at Time Out, we think that can only be good for everyone.

See more results from the Time Out film debate 2012

  • Would you download a film illegally? Is it time for Woody Allen to call it a day? Is there too much violence on screen? Who'd win in a fight, Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston?

    Find out how you responded to these questions and more right here.

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