Film Review Outline

I. Using the information from your guide, plan your introduction. Use a "hook" to catch your reader's attention. For example:

A. Describe a scene, incident, or dialogue from the film,
B. Remind the reader of the last film by this director or lead actor, or
C. Connect the film with some current event.

II. After the introduction, follow one of these two organizing structures:

Plan A
1. Description/summary
2. Analysis (Literary, Dramatic, and Cinematic)
3. Evaluation (Was the film entertaining or not? Why?)
4. Conclusion

Plan B
1. Overall opinion (evaluation)
2. Description/summary
3. Analysis (Literary, Dramatic, Cinematic)
4. Conclusion




Paige Mayhew OWP 2000 Adapted from Teasley and Wilder