What do you look for in a movie review?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    What do you look for in a movie review?

    the story or the whole movie summed up? or what else?

  2. HollywoodApples profile image58
    HollywoodApplesposted 6 years ago

    Number one thing I look for is the story overall. A movie is nothing without a good story, no matter how good the special effects and acting is. Obviously those things really add to a movie, but the number one thing that makes a movie a classic is a very good story.

    I personally believe that some good movies are the ones with the lowest budget because they really focus on the story. I try to give every movie a fair chance and only compare them to similar movies.

  3. gabrielthomas72 profile image73
    gabrielthomas72posted 6 years ago

    I believe it's a difficult art to write a well balanced review, I would say that as I 've tried to do it myself!

    The think the trick is to give the reader as much backgorund as you can without giving too much of the plot away, you should want the reader to go and see the film!

    The bulk of the review should be given to how the reviewer feels the film has been acted, scripted, directed etc. If the story has been translated from a book or novel, has the film been able to convey that same message and treated the characters in the same way that the author did.

    I have found that after reading some reviews by certain people, you will start to develop a feeling for whether or not you think along the same lines and there fore will agree or disagree with their interpretation of what they are writing about.

  4. wingedcentaur profile image82
    wingedcentaurposted 6 years ago

    I actually look for a critical review of the plot structure and subject matter. How are the characters drawn? How thinly or how fully? Are the characters fully fleshed-out or mere caricatures? Did the director(s)/writer(s) seem to have respect for the characters?

    Was the story coherent? Did it make sense, in other words?

    Secondarily, I suppose, I would be interested to know how the movie is paced. Is it fast-paced or slowly, languidly paced?

    Incidentally, there is this movie review show I found on the Internet called 'What the Flick?" Its a lot of fun. The reviewers really know what they're doing; its informative; and as I say, the show is fun to watch in and of itself.


  5. CrazedNovelist profile image80
    CrazedNovelistposted 6 years ago

    I look for a summation of plot and character. Sometimes I want to hear about the actors' performances as well as the writer's opinion of the movie. I'd prefer not to get bias based off of actor choice, but an overall examination of how well the movie was executed. Was it confusing? Was it too long? Was it just plain stupid? I want to know!! smile

  6. xpertshukla profile image60
    xpertshuklaposted 6 years ago

    We are reading movie review for movie idea like theme (action,romance,Drama).

  7. Nick Barricella profile image70
    Nick Barricellaposted 6 years ago

    A successful movie review must explain the basic plot and characters without spoiling anything about the movie. A review should also be unbiased, and should respect that a film might not be for everyone. It should include what audiences may like the film, and which audiences may not enjoy it all that much.

  8. readwriteteach profile image60
    readwriteteachposted 6 years ago

    The first thing I want to know is who are the stars of the movie and how well they performed? Then I just read to see if the reviewers liked the movie or not.The other thing I look for is a bad review. For some reason, if reviewers hate a movie, I'm going to like it.  I love corny movies, not sappy ones because I don't want to cry. That's not most reviewer's cup of tea.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)