Film Review

Have you been watching some good films recently?

Why not exercise your literary and analysis skills by reviewing a film that you have recently watched?

Once it has been reviewed you can then either make a magazine article or a website to display your review!

What you will need:

How you can support your child

This activity can be done either on a computer, or you can hand write it.

  • On the computer?- you just need to click on the template link below to the right and use this document to structure your review.

  • Not on the computer? - A pen and some lined paper. If you want to get really creative, some colouring pencils so that you can draw pictures.

You can help out too! How?

  • Support your child with spelling/grammar

  • Ensuring the film they are reviewing is age appropriate

  • Provide a quote to them about what you think of the film for them to include in their review.


  • Click on the link to the right to open the structure document

  • You can find information about a film on

Structure Guidelines for your review

  1. Title – catchy, can indicate if review will be positive or negative, you can play with words to make it funny or different, for example “Bullet Boy fires upon your emotions” or “Poseidon sinks and stinks””

  2. Paragraph 1 – Opening paragraph – can start to summarise film and give early suggestions about your general view of it (positive/negative)

  3. Paragraph 2 – Start or continue summary of film, don’t give details about the ending or else no one will go and see the film!!

  4. Paragraph 3 and 4 – positive things you thought about the film, what did you like? Why? Use descriptive words, think about the story, setting, effects used, music used

  5. Paragraph 5 and 6 – negative things you thought about the film, what didn’t you like? Why? Comment on the same type of things that you mentioned in paragraphs 3 and 4

  6. Paragraph 7 and 8 – Characterisation – talk about the characters, did you like them? Did the actors play them well? What was it about their portrayal that you liked or didn’t like? Other impressions of the characters, will certain audience members be able to relate to certain characters? How? Will certain audience members not like certain characters? Why not?

  7. Paragraph 9 – Final comments – general comments that summarize your view of the film, you may want to say something inspiring to get the reader to want to go out and see the film or you might say something that would want them not to go and see it! After the paragraph you would give it a star rating out of 5 to indicate your rating for it.

Feeling Really Creative?

Or you could click here to make your own film review website! (requires you to be logged into Google)

Why don't you try and expand your reviewing to music and games?


Make sure you click on 'File - Make a Copy' to be able to edit your own version

Tell us about it!

Created a film review and want to share it? If you want to share a picture or a file that contains your film review, you can submit it using the form found in the navigation bar titled "Tell us about it." You can also tweet us and tag @OGATrust on twitter, don't forget tagging your academy twitter account as well!