Writing a Movie Review

A movie is a film that tells a story, is entertaining and often has a positive impact on the viewer. It is an art form that combines all of the components of cinema: acting, writing, photography, music and cinematography to create an immersive experience for the audience.

Movies are often categorized into genres, which are broad categories that cover a wide range of styles and topics. These include comedy, drama, action and adventure, horror and science fiction. They may also be categorized by the setting and time period, or by subject matter such as historical events, love, war, family, religion and politics.

To write a well-rounded and meaningful review, it is important to watch the entire film. It is even better if you can watch it more than once, since on repeat viewings, new information may come to your attention that changes your opinion of the movie. Make sure to take notes as you watch, especially about anything that stands out for good or bad reasons.


The plot is the main storyline of a movie. It should be clear, concise and easy to understand. It can also be referred to as the “arc” of a movie.


The characters in a movie are what make it tick. They should be believable and relatable. They should also be developed well, and their motivations for actions and decisions should be clear.