How to critique a movie fairly even if you don’t like the genre!

picture of two movie critiques Siskel and Ebert

Movie Critique is What Makes Movies Great!

People critique a film no matter whether it a good one or a bad one. A good movie critique should inform and persuade people to watch it without giving away too much information about the plot. It is easy to critique a movie that you like. All you need to do is express your feelings and thoughts about the movie. But when you critique a movie that you don’t like, you should carefully choose your wordings. Here are some tips you should consider.

  • You should see the movie carefully and make notes. Write which part you didn’t like with clear reasons.
  • You shouldn’t use any word that will hurt anyone involved in the film. You can explain that you didn’t like certain part doesn’t mean that others won’t like it.
  • You should write something good about the movie to balance your negative comments. Mention that you expect a better movie from this team in future.
  • If you don’t find anything good to say about the movie, don’t say. But when you are writing something bad, don’t be aggressive and choose words carefully.
  • If the movie contains 30% bad element and 70 good elements, then don’t spend 75% of your time explaining the bad part of the movie. You should be able to provide a full picture of how the movie was.
  • How to be one.

When you critique movies that you haven’t liked, you should control your emotions and think about the film production team as well. They have put their money, worked hard, and so many people’s reputation are at stake just because of your critique. So, you shouldn’t use harsh or aggressive language even if the movie was not good.


One thought on “How to critique a movie fairly even if you don’t like the genre!

  • October 6, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Surely they put their money on movies and they work hard, that’s why they should bring a good movie that it worths watching!


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