A review is a description or an evaluation of a movie you have watched or a book you have read. It can also be used to review Websites and Computer games.
Reviews are helpful because they inform the reader about the movie or book they may be interested in.
Often a review will influence people by telling them a little bit about the story WITHOUT telling them everything. (You must NEVER give away the ending)
While it is important to tell the storyline, do so briefly!
Choose the main events which take place – NOT every detail.
Use DESCRIPTIVE words to describe the movie or book (interesting, boring, adventurous, exciting, confusing, thrilling etc).
Your opinion – Why did you like/dislike it?
What was your favourite part? And why?
If you could change something what would it be and why?
Did you like the character/s?
Your recommendation: Would you recommend seeing the movie or reading the book? Who would you recommend see it/read it?
Would it be of particular interest to a specific group of people? (Explain: I would recommend this movie to all Australians because it deal with issues which are central to the heart of all of us).
What type of language does it use? Does it use technical language, complex language or colloquial (everyday) language? By discussing the level of language used it will help the viewers or readers decide whether they will be able to understand and enjoy the movie/book.