Tips To Write A Movie Review

Tips To Write A Movie Review

So you happen to watch a lot of movies every now and then. And most of the time, you seem to have an opinion that you want to share. Maybe, you liked it, maybe you didn’t like certain parts. The point is, you have a review in store for others to read. However, writing a movie review isn’t exactly as easy as it seems. You need to have credible backings of the things you are saying. It can’t be as plain as a book report that you did in high school. With that being said, here are a few tips that you can use to write a good movie review.

  1. Watch it multiple times– When you are about to review a movie, try to watch it a number of times. Watch the movie at first as a fan. See how it makes you feel like, and whether you liked it or not. The second time, watch it as a critic, see the plot hole in the stories, whether there were things left unexplained. See if the actors could really pull off the characters that they played. The third time, watch it to see the littlest of things that you may have missed out the first few times. Tiny details are what make a movie great, as it does to your review.
  2. Express but support your views– Yes, not everyone will like a certain movie. They all have their reasons for not liking it. You may express it in your review, nobody will kill you for that. But if you simply downright criticize the movie without backing up as to why it failed to impress you, then you are just blindly hating it. That kind of reviews are not worth anyone’s time.
  3. Avoid Spoilers– This is one thing which is like a cardinal sin if you do it. Don’t give out information or plot twists in your reviews. That’s not very professional at all. Just cover the bases and write it without giving anything away. Or you could warn people about spoilers coming in the opening paragraph. You could go to in depth analysis and post spoilers of movies that have been released for a long time now.
  4. Talk about the technical things– Yes, this is a must if you want your review to be solid. You need to talk about technical things like the lighting, the makeup, and the costumes in relation to the story. Talk about things like whether the camera shaked too much during the action scenes or if the location and language had any authenticity about them.
  5. Give a rating– A good movie review always ends with a rating. Whether it is out of 5 or out of 10, make sure you give a rating based on your review. This will help the viewers decide whether they want to watch the movie or not.
  6. Leave a final verdict- To conclude your review, give a verdict as to why people should watch it or avoid it. Tell people if it is a waste of time or worth their money.
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