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IMDb app for Android review


Manufacturer: IMDb

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The IMDb app for Google Android gives Android smartphone owners access to the site's comprehensive film information on the go.

The IMDb app for Google Android gives Android smartphone owners access to the site's comprehensive film information on the go.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has rightly become a must-visit web destination for film buffs keen to boast of their encyclopedic knowledge.

If you're not a movie egghead and want to gen up on the latest, this in-depth guide to the plotlines, characters, settings and actors in classic movies is for you. Trailers of the latest releases and a frequently updated Top 250 films are included, providing an ideal teaser or instant indication that a heavily promoted film isn't for you.

IMDb says it has details of more than 1.5 million films logged in its annals, along with a cross-referenced rundown of 3.5 million actors, directors, cinematographers, producers and other key players. 

As well as providing completists with a handy list of lesser-known parts played by Clint Eastwood or James Coburn, for example, it helps you decide which films are worth renting or allocating space for on your PVR. A section devoted to 'lowest rated movies of all time', for example, provides a warning list of absolute stinkers.

Although this idea may well have originated with reviews site Rotten Tomatoes, you'll thank IMDb's creators for the inclusion of this sub-B-movie alert function.

Keeping things current, you can find out which of the latest releases are worth booking to see thanks to the app's links to online reviews, while a tie in with Amazon stores in the UK, US, France, Germany, Canada and Japan allows you to order the DVD or associated merchandise of a favourite film. US users can even get up-to-date listings of where a particular film is currently screening.

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See also:

Google Android 2.3 review

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  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

All in all, the IMDb app for Android is an excellent freebie, offering useful information on more than 1.5 million films on your smartphone.

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