How to Write a Movie Review
Writing a movie review is no easy task and requires not only a critical eye, but also a certain knack. Although you may not necessarily possess an inclination to this kind of work, you may very well develop the skill of doing it and deal with most assignments of this type.
When writing a movie review, it is very important to decide from the very beginning what you are going to say, how lengthy your review is going to be, in what succession all the major points will be commented on. But first of all, you should understand two things: first, determine your impression about the movie and follow this idea afterwards, second – take into account the fact that a review is not a reaction paper, and your opinion isn’t the most important thing about it, though you can hardly dispense with it.
Don’t retell the plot, especially if it is interesting and plays the major role in the movie’s perception. If the screenplay and dialogues are dumb, however, it may be a good idea to mock them, for in this case you are likely not to advise the reader to watch the movie, and are free to write whatever you want.
Note the points that are usually illuminated in every movie review and give them a bit of your attention. Actors’ play, their individual characterization, the plot and its notable features, camera work, decorations, costumes, special effects, screenplay, dialogues and some other moments – they all should be mentioned in your review, though there are, of course, no rigid regulations on the presence of any of them as well as the sequence in which they come. The more you step away from these and any other recommendations, the more original your piece of writing is. The important thing, though, is not to pursue the originality for the sake of originality – one can always tell when it is the case.