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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 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 which has ever been released on screen. I have…

Pacific Rim

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

Insidious

In my opinion, horror movies require their directors to possess great filming skills. Alfred Hitchcock was the renowned genius of this genre; his method of suspense…

Now You See Me

My girlfriend often says that the main problem with Hollywood (among many) is that it seems to have a skill to bury interesting thoughts. Screenplay…

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

A topic consistently exploited in cinema is, in my opinion, science fiction. Interstellar journeys, distant galaxies, discoveries and dangers, along with technological progress, unusual characters…

Man of Steel

“Man of Steel” by Zack Snyder is a Hollywood blockbuster released in 2013 that tells a story of one of the most famous superheroes ever—…

Documentary “Saudi Arabia Cooks”

The documentary Saudi Arabia Cooks by Jennifer Huffton is an esoteric film that deals with the ethics of men becoming chefs and being the main household…

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A Dangerous Method (2011) is a British historical drama that narrates the story of the complicated relations of the two fathers of the psychoanalysts Carl…

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“Brokendown Palace” is an American dramatic film about two best friends who find themselves imprisoned in Thailand for drug smuggling. The film is directed by…

Film Review Sample

Crash is a drama film produced in the United States that premiered at the Toronto International Festival on September 10, 2004. The film’s main theme…