Film Review Samples

Reviewing films can seem fun, but it actually takes discipline to explain all the elements of a film and to express your opinion succinctly. Check out our film review samples to gain a better understanding of how to write one yourself.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

There are thriller movies that rely mostly on gore—“Hostel,” “Devil’s Rejects,” “Friday 13th,” and other similar films mostly focus on murder, blood—and their thrill comes…

Visions of Space: God’s Architect

By Dan Schneider Sometimes the extra features on a DVD oddly turn out to surpass the featured film itself. Such is the case with the…

The Graduate

By Dan Schneider Comedian Mike Nichols, in the mid-1960s, abandoned a flourishing comedy career with his partner, Elaine May, to become a filmmaker. His first…

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Cyberpunk science fiction has not been a popular genre during the last decades. Originating from the novels by Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov,…

Sybil

The subject of mental disorders has long become a niche for all kinds of thriller and horror movies. Roughly 80% of movies dedicated to this…

Kairo (Pulse)

Perhaps no other country has produced as many horror movies as the United States—and no other country can call itself the motherland of the most…

Arrival

Movies about contacts with aliens are so numerous that counting all of them would probably be an impossible task. Aliens abduct, scrutinize, infiltrate, devastate, enslave,…

Doom: A Videogame Review

Throughout the last two decades, videogames have made a huge leap forward in terms of graphic technologies, gameplay mechanics, realism, and immersiveness, turning from a…

The Vvitch

In my humble opinion, the genre of horror movies is currently experiencing a severe crisis. This statement is definitely true for the American film industry:…

Dark Skies

Movies about extraterrestrials never seem to be out of trend. For decades, if not centuries, the possibility of intelligent life existing on other planets excited…

Dyatlov Pass Incident (Devil’s Pass)

There are thriller movies you remember a long time after watching. “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Psycho,” “Shutter Island,” “The Blair Witch Project”—these are just…

A Dangerous Method Review

I guess before reviewing “A Dangerous Method,” I should say at least a couple of words about its subject: psychoanalysis and people impersonating it. A…

Cure

If you watch movies filmed in different parts of the world, you might notice that each region, be it America, Europe, or Asia, puts its…

The Martian

The last time a science fiction movie was released that did not look silly was when Christopher Nolan came out with “Interstellar.” Long before and…

The Shawshank Redemption

If I was asked about my favorite film, I would think for a rather long time about the answer. There are many well-rounded films that…

300

In anticipation of the second part of the story about the 300 Spartans, I could not forget to mention the first movie dedicated to this…

Despicable Me

Most animated family comedies use variations of the same scenario: the main characters have to overcome obstacles in pursuit of their goal or solving their…

This is the End

Comedy is a film genre where serious directors need to be extra careful, as they have to balance between ease of perception and quality humor…

Gravity

I decided to watch “Gravity” after I heard claims that it is the best film about outer space that has ever been released on screen. I have…

Pacific Rim

Considering the amounts of entertaining movies Hollywood releases annually, sometimes I doubt that in a decade it will be possible to amaze cinema audiences; discerning…

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