We have watched and enjoyed the film The Stepford Wives. This is a comedy based on the satirical novel of the same name by writer Ira Levin published in 1972.
You are going to write a film review of the film, so let’s start by looking at what a film review is and what it is not:
- A review is a piece of writing that gives information about something and may include opinions of the quality of that thing.
- Based on reviews they have read, people often make decisions about where to go or what to do. There are many kinds of reviews that we read (and sometimes have to write) in daily life.
- A film review is not a detailed explanation of everything that took place in the film.
- The real purpose of writing a film review is to show why you liked or disliked a particular film, the film’s place among cinema, how the actors played their roles, and why someone should watch it.
Reviews can be factual (giving facts and information about a topic), or may express opinions of the writer about the topic. Most reviews are a combination of facts and opinions. The writer uses facts to support his or her opinions.
Let’s have a look at some examples:
A) This is from a Teenagers’ Magazine called Teen Ink
B) This is from a newspaper The Telegraph
How to write a Film Review
You will find some help about how to write a film review in the following links:
You can also make use of these videos:
Here you will find some useful language:
In case you need to find information about a film you can consult the film database link below:
Your Film review
Now you are ready to write your own Film Review. Write a review of about 250 words.