What is Film Review?
A film review is when the critic or reviewer (the person who reviews the movie) watches a film and gives his honest feedback on how the film could have done better or how it has performed as per his view. A film review is a real one if it doesn't boast about any particular person or incident's performance in the film and talks more about what the audience can get as a value-addition to watching the film. No bias is involved in such film reviews.
A film review has to be written in a systematic manner. For a critic or reviewer of films, the person has to watch the film fully at least once or even twice if the need arises. The film has to be evaluated based on how the general audience will have an opinion on the film. As a critic, one also has to know for which audience are they writing the review. If they are writing the review for common people or youngsters, then the review has to be given on that basis.
If the movie is for professionals or office-goers or a mature audience, then the review has to be written in that manner with a higher-level perspective. In the film review, one has to talk about the actors who have done a good or bad job. Make sure to give credit to each actor who has more screen time. If there is music or many songs, then give ratings for that as well. Proofread your copy before hitting the publish button.
The film review is one of the famous ways for reviewers or critics to check out if the film's overall quality is good and find out whether or not they think the movie is worth suggesting to the audience or not. The important parts of film reviews include plot analysis, background information, a set of arguments about the movie, and an overall evaluation of the film.
Some film reviews are really brainless and even seem to be paid reviews. If you don't fall into the trap of reading movie reviews that are paid ones and then only making the decision to watch the movie, then sorry boss, it is going to be a really difficult ride. Because nowadays lots of movies are made available even on OTT platforms and there is a rise in film review websites that offer plot synopsis and even the details of how the film's story rolls out from start to the end.
Sometimes the audience read the story in the review or on any website and thinks that is how the film is and rejects the movie then and there. This leads to a loss of audience for filmmakers because their creativity and way of storytelling are not appreciated or even seen. Thus, if you really want to read film reviews, check for only a few authentic websites and look out for critics who would think from a general perspective instead of being highly harsh and critical of the film. You can even keep a tab on the box office collections of a film to check if the reviews gave even matter to the actual audience who are anyways buying tickets to watch the film.