• The Movies
84
Based on 22 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Mac-specific features like iTunes integration and Flip4Mac Studio; tons of tutorial info.
  • Clean interface; addictive gameplay.

Cons:

  • Glitchy installer; lots of micromanagement; buggy graphics.
  • Ugly graphics in the cinematics; lots of micro management.

Expert reviews and ratings

By BrightHub on 80

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By Yet Another Review Site on 100

RichardSome gamers like to mix a little creativity in with their gaming experience: if you are one of them, you will embrace The Movies right away.Picture this: You're the head of a movie studio in Hollywood at the very dawn of the industry, and all...

By Applelinks on 80

Heres an admission: Id rather be reviewing movies than Macintosh games. Movie reviews are much easier to write. Just look at Rotten Tomatoes and read some reviews by the people youve never heard of. Most of them are hacks, like me. I mean, how hard...

By Macworld on 70

The Movies is a fun strategy game for anyone who’s been interested in the business side of making movies. A lot of micromanagement and a few technical glitches get in the way. The Movies 4 Comments on this story Email this story to a friend...

By About.com on 90

Making a movie is not an easy job, as youll find out in "The Movies." There are buildings to construct, talent to discover, and staff to hire. You have to start at the bottom and work your way up to having a profitable, well-known movie studio.Time...

By V3.co.uk on 80

Become a stuntman the easy...

By V3.co.uk on 60

Write your script, cast your own actors and then...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The Movies is yet another tycoon game. This time, youre in control of a movie studio that you can use to build new sets and buildings, train movie stars and make movies, which make you money. It starts very much like every other game of its ilk,...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Build your own blockbusting movie studio from the ground up in this absorbing sim. So-called god sims are a popular past-time for PC gamers, ranging from the earnestly entertaining Civilization and Age of Empires games, to the more frivolous likes...

By V3.co.uk on 80

It?s hooray for Hollywood with Lionhead?s cinematic sim...

By Maximum PC on 90

The Movies represents a concept so astounding that we didn’t think it could possibly work. Take the fun people-management aspects of The Sims, then use those people to create movies by hiring them as actors, directors, crew members, and even...

By Gameguru Mania on 85

The Movies(hx) 07:35 AM EST - Jan,13 2006 The Movies is a cinematic simulation game that allows you to run your own Hollywood movie studio. Youre given a plot of land, a bunch of money and the dream of creating the grandest, most successful movie...

By CNET Australia on 100

The Movies is an extremely fun package for anyone even remotely interested in films. Tycoon game fans will love the business management side that allows them intricate control of a studio, while wannabe film auteur will happily lose themselves in the...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Overall it does come across as The Sims gone to the movies, but its still highly...

By GWN on 86

Lionhead Studios creates a fun movie mogul sim, while giving wannabe Spielbergs the chance to make their...

By ImpulseGamer on 79

Tory Favro7.9With an innovative title like this it goes to show that there are people still out there prepared to have a crack at doing something a bit different. The Movies sees you play what initially appears to be a Sims type game with the title...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

After all the mystery surrounding what must be Lionhead’s least hyped game, after all your expectations of cinematic glitz and glamour, your first experience of The Movies might be one of mild disappointment. Stick with it. The Movies might look...

By GameZone on 90

The envelope tears open, and the actress gives a big smile before reading the teleprompter … “and the Academy Award for best computer-generated short goes to …” Incredible! Unbelievable!! And to think, it all began with...

International Review By Smartson on

Ett underhållande och detaljrikt managerspel inom filmens värld. Bygg upp din egen studio, skapa dina egna filmer och få dina skådespelare att lysa av stjärnglans. Så sammanfattar testarna originella The Movies från...

International Review By FZ.se on

Om FZ Studios hade varit ett riktigt filmbolag hade jag suttit löst på min VD-post. Min främste regissör har grava alkoholproblem, min högst betalda skådespelerska har lagt sig till med allehanda divalater och och en nästan enig press sågar allt...