It is/was the best move movie I have/had....

subhajit123

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Hi everyone, suppose I am coming out of a cinema hall just after watching a film. Someone asks me, "How was the movie? I reply "Oh! That was a great movie. I have/had never seen a movie like that before." "Have" or "had": Which one should I choose?

I can also reply "Oh! That was a great movie. It is/was the best movie I have/had ever seen.

Again the same problem, which one should I choose?
 

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In that specific context, I would say (at least as far as tenses are concerned):


"Oh! That was* a great movie. I have never seen a movie like that before."

"Oh! That was* a great movie. It is the best movie I have ever seen."

* I might say 'is' instead of 'was'.

The question is asked in past tense. Shouldn't I reply in past tense?
 
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