Critical Review Movie
- What is the central idea/plotdiscussed in the movie? What issues or ideas does the writer explore? Are they personal, sociological, global, political, economic, spiritual, medical, or scientific
- What evidencedoes the writer use to support the movie’s ideas? Is the evidence convincing…definitive or…speculative? Does the writer depend on personal opinion, observation, and assessment? Or is the evidence factual—based on historical documents, or quotations from (credible) experts?
- What kind of languagedoes the writer use? Is it objective and dispassionate? Or passionate and earnest? Is it polemical, inflammatory, sarcastic? Does the language help or undercut the writer’s premise?
- How controversialare the issues raised in the movie? Who is aligned on which sides of the issues? Where do you fall in that line-up?
- Talk about specific momentsand the characters that struck you as significant—or interesting, profound, amusing, illuminating, disturbing, sad…? What was memorable?
- 6. Does the writer/movie producer criticize or admirethe culture? Does he/she wish to preserve or
change the way of life?
- 7. What is different from your own culture? What do you find most surprising, intriguing or
difficult to understand?
- What have you learned after watching this movie? Has it broadened your perspective about a difficult issue—personal or societal? Has it introduced you to a culture in another country…or an ethnic or regional culture in your own country?