The greatest compliment to any creative artist, writer, musician, artist per se - is money. Money is the greatest compliment, because what you are saying to that person is, "I love your work and want to pay for your electric bill, your car insurance, your car payment, your life insurance, your health insurance, your dental insurance, your eye insurance, your groceries, your water bill, your credit card payments, gas for you car, your internet, your Amazon Prime account, your Netflix subscription, your HBO subscription, your Showtime subscription, your Cinemax subscription, your Hallmark subscription, your Starz subscription, your Starbucks Coffee, your cellphone bill - I love your work so much, I want to pay for your student loans, your hair cut, your Blcklst account, your IMDB Pro subscription, your Final Draft, your doctors bill, your dental bill, your car maintenance, your private club membership, your vet bill, your everything - so you can continue focusing, committing all your energy - on the Vodou that you do."
How do I rate screenplays? Excluding the most obvious (i.e. format, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling), I first read the whole screenplay, and then I ask myself some basic questions. Was I entertained? Was this enjoyable for its genre? That's it. I will not to include production details like cost or feasibility, or what actor, producer or director would or wouldn't be part of this screenplay. I would not include how I would have written it with notes (these notes can change from reader to reader). And I don't care about page length. All writing is always re-writing, and screenplays are living entities. All I would do is ask myself, "Was I entertained, and was this enjoyable for its genre?"
But a note about my rating screenplays: I already know story for visual media, and there is no reason why I should have to point out theory and application - you already know it, and if you don't, it will be detected - screenplay theory, like The 5% Rule, dHook Theory, conflict, show don't tell, climax, etc. is invisible to readers, but we know it when it's not there.