If you’re not sure whether a bad review can make or break a business, 79 percent of consumers say they trust online feedback as much as recommendations from their friends or family. However, when anyone with an internet connection can leave a couple of short sentences blaring their priceless wisdom, some reviews are bound to be completely absurd.

In fact, people stumble upon so many odd evaluations, they had to create not one, but two online groups to laugh and cringe about them. Full of humorous and ridiculous reviews, these communities remind us just how “creative” some people can be.

From oddly specific to painfully entertaining, Bored Panda has collected some of the best posts these groups had to offer. So continue scrolling, upvote the ones that made you chuckle, and make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!

#1

At Home Restaurant Review

At Home Restaurant Review

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
5 months ago

You're right the cook is a cutie - papa don't preach!

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#2

Indestructible Leggings

Indestructible Leggings

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Wistiti
Community Member
5 months ago

So.... I would also like to know what pants they are exactly. I wouldn't want silly copies that will rip when I move.

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We reached out to the creator of one of these online communities full of ridiculous and bizarre customer comments that have been entertaining their 17.4K members since 2018. The moderator was kind enough to have a little chat with us about the subreddit and the secrets behind successful reviews.

When asked about the inspiration behind creating this online group, the mod revealed that they didn’t really have any. However, they knew there’s “a trend on Reddit where people respond to a post or comment with a subreddit name, such as, when a joke flies over somebody’s head, they respond with r/woosh, or something similar.”

“There was no subreddit on this site, at least that I was aware of then and now, that would act as a compendium for reviews both ridiculous and outlandish, and so I decided I’d make it and see where it went,” they explained. “It slowly grew and somehow got into the tens-of-thousands of subscribers, so I suppose it was a wise choice.”

#3

Hilarious Review Of An EA Game

Hilarious Review Of An EA Game

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mulk
Community Member
5 months ago

EA: you set the rules... we play with it

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#4

Hmm

Hmm

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mulk
Community Member
5 months ago

The answer is priceless!

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Talking about the community, the moderator believes that the majority of the members are just regular people, “with not a huge amount of commonality, who all come together to have a laugh or discussion around reviews of any nature.” They noticed that reviews of a hypocritical or unreasonable nature tend to get a lot of interaction from the community.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic, many angry reviews of people bashing a company for enforcing mask mandates, especially in states where they don’t even have a say, seem quite popular as people point out how outlandish it is to blame a store for choosing public health and safety, or even when the decision is out of their hands.”

“Second place seems to be humorous reviews,” the mod added. “On the weekends, joke and satire reviews are allowed, and whether it’s a review that’s genuine or satirical, funny reviews seem to do quite well, giving everyone a laugh in the process.”

#5

Blessed_special_cat

Blessed_special_cat

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LisaMarie
Community Member
5 months ago

She is very special! 😊

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#6

Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Knife

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Nika De Beer
Community Member
5 months ago

When you dont read all the terms and conditions haha

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When asked about what they define as a successful post on their sub, the creator thinks it’s typically one of the bizarre ones. They told us that some people are plain mad or outright lying in their reviews. Others are even harassing workers over policies put in place for the sake of public health. Still, often they get called out by the staff of the place being reviewed.

It seems that absurd and odd judgments are more successful “than joke reviews because there is a discussion to be had around it. People tend to engage more with posts where the review is less silly in its outlandishness, such as the (quite common) elderly person leaving a 1-star review saying ‘I have never been here’ or something similar.”

#7

Obsessed

Obsessed

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Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Hahaha that last sentence... Seriously, most reviews are full of sh!t.

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#8

My Fiancé Was Browsing The Internet For Bags Of Dirt And Came Across This Review

My Fiancé Was Browsing The Internet For Bags Of Dirt And Came Across This Review

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
5 months ago

Excuse me do you work for Amazon?

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“Reviews made out of malice, spite, or lies, tend to have engagement around them.” The mod mentioned that people who have worked in jobs that would be suspect to such feedback can find a common thread and come together.

Workers can discuss “how, despite what some may think, the customer is not always right, and they lash out in reviews when they find out so. Posts with room for discussion almost always become popular from what I’ve seen.”

#9

Kid Friendly For Friendly Kids. Give The Gators The Others

Kid Friendly For Friendly Kids. Give The Gators The Others

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Buren
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah yes

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#10

Beds Shouldn't Be Edible!

Beds Shouldn't Be Edible!

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
Community Member
5 months ago

I FEEL YOUR PAIN BRO

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The creator of this subreddit mentioned that they really enjoy moderating it. “Outside of people spamming their social media links or ads here, the community is well-behaved,” they revealed that very little actual moderation is needed.

“Any time I get a report for something, it’s a report sent almost always for spam, so the subreddit hardly needs moderating outside of removing spam posts,” the mod added. Still, they do appreciate being a part of it because some of the posts give them a good laugh. “I’m glad I made a community where people can come together over the ever-chaotic internet review.”

#11

The Food At This Shop Sucked!

The Food At This Shop Sucked!

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Blue Purple
Community Member
5 months ago

anything is food if youre hungry enough

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#12

Five Stars For The Sheriff's Department

Five Stars For The Sheriff's Department

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh they did! You can count on it. You just could'n turn your head to see it.

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Yet, the moderator wished to add that while many people write their judgments on how good a place or a business is, “It’s important now more than ever to leave reviews for proper reasons.”

“Personally, I have worked both retail and foodservice, and 99% of problems are completely outside the hands of everyone in the store, yet people leave bad reviews,” the moderator said. “I understand and sympathize with people who have bad experiences, but if your experience was bad, I can almost guarantee nobody there wanted it to be bad.”

#13

Not Much More To Say

Not Much More To Say

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
Community Member
5 months ago

360. That is the amount of people that found this helpful. I can't today I stg-

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#14

I Was Told You Would Enjoy This Quite A Bit

I Was Told You Would Enjoy This Quite A Bit

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Magdalena Bedernik
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm genuinely concerned

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“If the customers are having a bad experience, so too are the workers, and now more than ever, [they] are pushed mentally and physically to the limit,” the mod asks to have some empathy for the people out there doing their jobs. “Don’t leave reviews because a minimum-wage worker made an honest mistake. More often than not, it can come back to hurt him, even if it was outside his control.”

On a final note, the creator of the sub mentioned that reviews are used too often to slander workers who are trying their hardest and can’t change whatever challenge or issues might be happening. “So think before you leave a 1-star review, and think before you point a finger and blame someone because something went wrong.”

#15

The Craziest One I’ve Seen So Far

The Craziest One I’ve Seen So Far

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mulk
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Monica is devil! But wait until you see Karen, the CEO...

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#16

One Star Review For A Wedding Officiant

One Star Review For A Wedding Officiant

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh lord hahahahaha hahahahaha nope!

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#17

Domino's Pizza Delivered Sooner Than Expected

Domino's Pizza Delivered Sooner Than Expected

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Nika De Beer
Community Member
5 months ago

Just a bit TMI......

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#18

How Dumb Can You Be?

How Dumb Can You Be?

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Temperance Raziel
Community Member
5 months ago

This is a common problem with many products. Label the protective film at least.

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#19

Disappointed

Disappointed

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Buren
Community Member
5 months ago

Crumple it and stick it inside the empty space of the brain

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#20

Tfw An Author Just Assumes 2020 Is Going To Be Pandemic-Free

Tfw An Author Just Assumes 2020 Is Going To Be Pandemic-Free

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Monday
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait...so you're telling me the book I bought yesterday that's set in 2025 isn't going to tell me the future? What a waste....

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#21

Would Consider Going Back

Would Consider Going Back

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mulk
Community Member
5 months ago

"Would consider going back"... Oo'

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#22

This Creepy Coin-Eating Bank

This Creepy Coin-Eating Bank

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
5 months ago

I take it you have never been to a real bank?

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#23

Slice Was A Bit Dry, Otherwise I Would Have Given Them 5 Stars

Slice Was A Bit Dry, Otherwise I Would Have Given Them 5 Stars

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
Community Member
5 months ago

At least they had a sense of humour about it

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#24

Sorry If This Is A Repost

Sorry If This Is A Repost

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mulk
Community Member
5 months ago

'Murrrrricaaaa!

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#25

I Agree

I Agree

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ima cat
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is "kill" censored but not penis?

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#26

iPad Pro Review On Amazon

iPad Pro Review On Amazon

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mulk
Community Member
5 months ago

A funeral director, I guess?

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#27

You Can Really Taste The Gorilla

You Can Really Taste The Gorilla

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Adrian
Community Member
5 months ago

Like peanut butter it sticks to your teeth.

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#28

I Love This New Translator App

I Love This New Translator App

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william mcgloin
Community Member
5 months ago

Gently what your who?

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#29

Found On A Pair Of Socks I Was Looking At Online

Found On A Pair Of Socks I Was Looking At Online

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
5 months ago

I demand to see a photo of the offending socks

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#30

Absolute Gold From Amazon

Absolute Gold From Amazon

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william mcgloin
Community Member
5 months ago

Remember what we said about ending your stories one sentence sooner?

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#31

Professor Review

Professor Review

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Nika De Beer
Community Member
5 months ago

Feel that on a spiritual level!

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#32

Most Of It Was Just Water

Most Of It Was Just Water

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

This sounds like something my brother would write lol.

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#33

Great Shampoo, Subpar Snack

Great Shampoo, Subpar Snack

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Monday
Community Member
5 months ago

Damn...I hate it when my shampoo bottle doesn't tell me that eating it is a bad idea.

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#34

This Isn’t Normal, Right?

This Isn’t Normal, Right?

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Pidgeon
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Raising a human hamster

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#35

Can’t Argue With That

Can’t Argue With That

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
Community Member
5 months ago

At least the coffins still comfy in the summer, school chairs rip my leg skin off when it's hot, ick

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#36

Convenience Store Page

Convenience Store Page

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Mr Red
Community Member
5 months ago

*censors name in yellow*

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#37

One Way Of Describing It

One Way Of Describing It

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Johnny Pierce
Community Member
5 months ago

Best review of P&P ever. The same applies to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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#38

Funny

Funny

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elloelloello
Community Member
5 months ago

whats with the slur bp?

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#39

So Apparently The Sydney Opera House Isn't In Australia. Wow

So Apparently The Sydney Opera House Isn't In Australia. Wow

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

S**t, how did that happen. It's supposed to be an Australian free zone.

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#40

He Makes Compelling Points!

He Makes Compelling Points!

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

How dare people in need have what I have!?! /s ffs.

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