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Walk the Line is a biopic of the country musician Johnny Cash, who is played with brilliant intensity by Joaquin Phoenix. This movie review connects what is known about the life of Cash with the portrayal that is presented in the film. Specific attention is also given to the important role played in Cash's life by his future wife, June Carter.

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Blog post | Film review: The Revenant

Sample movie review of The Revenant

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Creating a movie review not only requires a knowledge of the movie but also an understanding of filmmaking

Movie reviews incorporate both a personal reflection and an analytical review that tells the reader about the movie’s core theme

Movie reviews incorporate an analysis and personal reflection. While many authors tend to write movie reviews in the first person, this isn’t always the best option. Many publications require writers to create the review in third-person. Be sure to use active voice in your writing and avoid passive verbs.

Elements to include in a movie review

Things like plot, acting, music, and special effects can determine if people may like a movie or not, so make sure to note them

Prevent spoiler alerts by narrowing your content to highlights about the topic, character types, and cinematography. Each of these considerations can affect how the review will stand out, and let the reader know which particular things may interest them.

7 essential components of a movie review
To write a good movie review, break the movie down into its components. The chart below describes seven movie components to analyze in a movie review.

For a movie review, writers can choose to focus on a variety of components. Depending on the nature of the film, certain components may stand out and more or less make it worthwhile to examine.

Planning the first draft helps writers piece together content

Movie reviews use five main sections that help readers follow your direction and understand the content

Movie reviews take a different approach to standard writing. While most papers incorporate an introduction, body, and conclusion, movie reviews include more sections.

Movie review sections

  • Introduction
  • Synopsis
  • Personal reflection
  • Analysis of cinematography
  • Conclusion

Although these are the standard sections contained in a movie review, your specific requirements may deviate a little from the standard. Always follow the guidelines you are given but feel free to use a little creativity. Avoid improper grammar and spelling. Review the Ultius tips and tricks for writers to help avoid common mistakes.

Understanding the plot rainbow will help you flow when writing your movie review

The plot rainbow shows how the story progresses from start to finish

A plot is essentially the progression of events within the movie’s storyline. Imagine the plot shaped like a rainbow or horseshoe. It guides the reader over the curve, in the direction producers and directors want them to follow in the usual steps.

There are several types of plots used to direct the viewer towards the final scene. The classic plot structure involves the initial setting or set up that introduces the main characters and their world. An inciting incident typically occurs early within the plot structure that fuels the entire premise for the movie.

The plot rainbow
The plot rainbow outlines the most common structure modern films use.

Following an inciting incident, at least five different plot points or events occur that take the characters from an initial challenge to the aftermath.

  • Exposition: An event that causes the story to push forward.
  • Rising action: Events that occur leading to the climax (a long journey, or a training montage, etc.).
  • Climax: Is where the main conflict of the story occurs, and affects the story going forward.
  • Falling action: Usually consists of the fallout/effect(s) from the climax.
  • Resolution: How all the above events came together to form the ending to the story.
  • 1Provide your audience with an informed opinion by researching and understanding the films techniques, theme, and genre


    One of the keys to writing a successful movie review is to write it from a place of informed opinion. It’s not appropriate to simply write “I liked the movie because it was great”. Your opinion needs to be thoroughly explained using industry knowledge.

    Your audience will expect justification for your opinion without necessarily being familiar with the movie. Be careful to provide enough details about the movie for your audience to understand your justifications but not so many details that the entire plot of the film is given away.

    This is why it helps to familiarize yourself with these advanced techniques. It is advisable to research plot structures, cinematography techniques, and acting techniques prior to writing a review. It also helps to be acquainted with the genre of the film prior to watching the movie.

    Movie reviews are still professional papers and require citations for quotes or work that is not your own. Keep a running list of outside sources your use. This will make it easier to incorporate in-paragraph citations later in the paper.

  • 2Use the opinion section to tell the reader how the movie impacted you, but keep the tone objective


    The reflection is a subjective point of view that tells readers what you gained from watching the movie. This part of the review always includes a rating and whether you recommend it for other viewers.

    Always use professional language and proper grammar. Even though this project requires you to reflect on the content and provide an opinion, you must prove to the reader you understand the complexities of filmmaking. Never expect the reader to take your word for it.

    Back your opinions up with details in the movie. Take time to explain an important element or highlight a plot twist. Just don’t spoil things meant to be a surprise to the viewer.

    The point is to explain the movie, not detail every act. You want the reader to feel compelled to watch the movie after reading your review.

    Opinion sections should answer the following questions

    • How did the movie make you feel?
    • Did the story line/plot flow well, or was the movie easy to understand?
    • Was the theme clear?
    • Did you connect/relate with the actors/characters?
    • Would you recommend this movie to others?

    Answers to those specific questions are the reason people look for a movie review to begin with, and are the key considerations for any film.


    Be descriptive. Don’t simply say you liked or didn’t like something. Explain your reasoning why you liked it or didn’t.

  • 3Highlight filmmaking techniques in the analytical section by explaining the value they add to the movie


    The analytical component of the review describes whether you felt specific directing techniques, and portions of the film were effective. Analyses are technical in nature and identify aspects of the film that contributes to the overall quality of the movie.

    Many readers don’t understand filmmaking techniques or terminology. Things like the “over the shoulder shot” and “close-ups” may seem obvious to veteran film review writers, but the audience may not understand what these things are.

  • 4Research your audience demographics, interests, and movie habits prior to writing your review


    As you’re planning to write a movie review, consider who will be reading it. Research the demographics to determine how it will impact the intended audience. Consider things like age, gender, and other similar films that may appeal to the audience.

    Interests and viewership habits should also be considered. Your readers may not be interested in a romantic aspect of the movie, or they may simply place more importance on the historical value. Understand who your audience is and it will guide your writing.

    Many writers use questionnaires prior to writing the review. These surveys help determine who your audience is and how they will likely respond to the review.

    Once you’ve identified your target audience, be considerate with the language and terminology. Be sure to angle the review’s topics and discussion towards areas of the film you suspect will interest the audience the most.

Writing the movie review requires you to understand the film

Watch the film several times and take notes before writing your movie review

Writing of a movie review really begins with the movie itself. In order to write a review of the movie, you need to watch it at least twice. You may find that you’ll need to watch the movie multiple times to revisit certain aspects.


No spoilers! You can talk about almost anything in a movie review, but don’t give anything anyway. You don’t want to spoil the movie for someone who may not have seen it.

The first time you watch the movie, try to watch it as a spectator. Let the emotional impression of the movie sink in the first time and take a mental note of what components stand out.

On the second viewing, slow down the process and take notes on the components that stood out for you, as well as components you might not have noticed during the first viewing.

Hone in on which components you feel will appeal to your audience and gives the film its identity. Come up with a few questions the audience may have. Watch the movie again to answer those questions and provide supporting explanations.

Determine whether examples from the film will suffice for your analysis and evaluation, and then conduct secondary research if necessary.

Step 1: Use the introduction to introduce the movie, themes, characters, and genre

The purpose of the movie review’s introduction is to set the stage for your audience. An introduction should be a paragraph in length and identify the title of the film.

Since different films can share similar titles, it’s important to identify either the director(s) or the producer(s). At times, the release date of the film can help your audience distinguish which film your review will cover.

Make sure you cite any outside sources in your introduction. Most movie reviews use the Associated Press style. If you are required to use a specific style, don’t deviate away from your guidelines.

Elements to include in the introduction

  • Title
  • Producer/director
  • Year movie was released
  • Genre
  • Key characters
  • Short description of the plot

Step 2: Explain your personal reaction and impact of the movie

The most difficult aspect of movie review writing is the personal reflection. Many writers want to either write a report of the movie or detail each segment.

Personal reflections are not meant to include technical aspects of the movie. Don't just explore what the movie is about.

Readers want to know about the characters, the emotional impact the storyline has, and generally whether the movie is worth watching or not.

Step 3: Analyze whether character development or cinematography techniques add value to the movie

With your analysis, what you are really doing is evaluating two components of the movie in-depth. You’ll relate these components to the movie’s quality, effectiveness, and overall meaning.

Remember, don’t reveal too much about the movie, since the assumption should be that your audience has not seen it yet. The analysis should be well-thought out and reasonable, but it does not necessarily need to be positive.

Thumbs up, or thumbs down
Be descriptive when explaining why you liked or didn’t like a movie, but don’t give too much away.

If you do not recommend that your audience see the movie you need to back that up with a reason. Describe to the audience why you don’t recommend the film. Don’t simply say that you didn’t like it. Give specific reasons you didn’t approve.

These may be things like

  • A confusing plot
  • Poor acting
  • Pacing issues
  • Unoriginal, or uninteresting storyline
  • Underwhelming cinematography, and visuals

These types of things can bring a movie down, but in your review, you want to highlight how these things may have affected your review. Don’t tell readers what specifically happened to make you feel that way.

Step 4: Use the conclusion to summarize your review, rate the movie, and make recommendations to your audience

Movie review conclusions take a different approach to classical writing. While review conclusions incorporate an overall summary of the paper, this segment is used as a call to action.

Summarize the movie and reflection in three short sentences. This is not intended to be a regurgitation of earlier content. It helps to take the movie’s key theme and state whether or not the director accomplished this.

The second paragraph grades the movie and provides a recommendation. Tell your audience whether or not the movie is worth their time or money.

Include a works cited page at the end of your conclusion. This section should be listed on a separate page and include all outside sources or work that is not your own.

Alternative movie review writing methods analyze one or more components of the movie

There’s more than one way to write a review, and another popular method is the section paragraph method

The five section method listed above is the most commonly used roadmap, but there is another alternative method that takes elements from the standard and expands on the review.

The section paragraph method includes a standard introduction, summary, and conclusion. It still incorporates an analysis and personal reflection, but these two are not isolated into separate sections.

Alternative method to writing a movie review
Below you can find how a section paragraph movie review breaks down.
Section Paragraph
Introduction Stating the title of the film, major actors, setting, and genre
Synopsis Summary of the plot, including five occurrences prior to the film’s ending
Personal reflection A discussion of your feelings/opinion of the film
Analysis of cinematography Describe camera captures the setting, the lighting and visual imagery
Conclusion that includes an overall impression and recommendation A summary that includes an overall impression and recommendation

This movie review writing method melds the reflection and analysis together and focuses on two main movie components rather than a generalized review.

Writers first choose two important segments of the movie which impacted them the most. They use a subjective tone to review the impact it had on them, while using cinematography techniques to explain their reasoning.

Learn additional movie review writing techniques

Newspapers such as The New Yorker and The Washington Post provide excellent examples of well-written movie reviews

Movie reviews are unique in the sense that you’re tasked with writing about visual media. Although there is a written script behind that visual media, the written piece is usually not accessible to the audience or you as the writer of the review.

Movies incorporate both visual interpretations and individual character interpretations by several actors. A multitude of influential factors go into the final product that the audience sees, including the director’s interpretation of the script.

Several magazines and newspapers such as The Washington Post and The New Yorker publish excellent professional movie reviews. Rotten Tomatoes is an aggregator that complies reviews from multiple reputable sources. You should look at these examples in addition to consulting texts on how to write about films.

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