How to write a movie review?
There are many a ways that you can write a good movie review. The template below provides you with a good guideline as well. It is adapted from https://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/students/projects/1996-97/MovieMetropolis/...
Five Parts (Paragraphs) of a Movie Review
Opening: Catch the Reader's Attention
Think about how advertisements sell movies: "trailers" show you a few seconds of
the movie to get you interested.
When you begin your movie review, make your
own "trailer." If you liked the movie, then your trailer should make people want
to see it; but if you didn't like it, the trailer should be something that shows
why you didn't like it. Don't explain why you liked it or didn't like it; make
the reader like or not like the movie by what you describe. Begin your review by
retelling an incident or moment from the movie which you think captures the
spirit of the movie as you understood it.
Alternative: Begin your review with another kind of story or interesting
fact--about one of the star actors, or about the making of the movie, or about
Second Paragraph: Take Care of Business
Near the beginning of the review, you have to tell the reader all the obligatory
stuff--the title of the movie, the director, the studio, the main actors, the
year it was made (if you watched it on video), the rating. This paragraph tells
the reader the things they have to know about the movie. Also, in one sentence
or two, you should explain very simply what the movie is all about--not
necessarily what happens, but that might work, too, if you can say it in one two
Third Paragraph: Character and plot summary
What happens in the movie? You shouldn't tell everything that happens--and
especially not the ending. But you want to summarize the basic plot of the
movie, in more detail than you do in the paragraph above.
One way to do this might be to write a sentence about each main character.
Fourth Paragraph: A Key Moment or Idea
In this paragraph, go into detail about something important that interested you
about the movie. If it was a musical, you should say something about the songs.
Or if the soundtrack was good, talk about that. Or write more about one
character who was really intriguing. Or retell another big moment from the movie
and explain why it is important. If you think the "idea" behind a movie was
really interesting, explain that idea and talk about it a little bit. In this
paragraph, you must go into depth about the movie.
Fifth Paragraph: Evaluate the Movie
Do you recommend it or not? Who will like it (kids or adults)? The most
important thing here is that you must also explain why you are making
You must justify your opinion--and that opinion should grow out of what you
write in the rest of the review. Give at least two reasons why you liked or
didn't like the movie.