Writing A Movie Review

Writing a movie review can be a great way to practice summarizing skills. It can also be a lot of fun for the student to pick his/her own movie to review.

Here are some resources we used to complete this assignment:

How To Write A Movie Review


Guidelines For Writing Movie Reviews


Sample Movie Review (Kids movie)


(We used the format above for presentation). Here is a movie review form that we came up with should we do another movie review:

Other resources

IMDB http://www.imdb.com/ for facts about movies (not to be used to write the synopsis, etc)


Studio: Paramount Pictures

Director: Shawn Levy

Main character: Jason Sheppard – 14 year old high school student

Second character: Marty Wolf – A famous Hollywood movie producer

Third character: Kaylee – A close friend of Jason

Actors: Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes

Length: 88 minutes

Suggested Ages: 10 and up

Reviewed by: S.N.W


Jason Sheppard is a 14 year old high school student who lies a lot. One day he has to write a 1000 word story. Jason misses the bus to school and he bumps into Marty Wolf, a famous movie producer. Marty lets Jason have a ride to school in his limo. On the way, Jason’s books drop. Jason picks up everything but his story. (Marty Wolf finds the story in his limo and decides to make a film out of the story). When Jason arrives at school he finds that his story is missing. He tells his teacher that he wrote his story, but unfortunately his teacher doesn’t believe him so she calls his parents who don’t believe him either.

So Jason and his close friend Kaylee go to Los Angeles to get his story to prove that he really did write it. When Jason arrives at Marty’s studio, Marty burns the papers! Now how will Jason convince his parents that he really did write the paper?


Tagline: “The truth is never overrated.” This movie shows how a person can get into a lot of trouble because he/she lies a lot.

Reviewer’s opinion:

I really enjoyed this movie. This is a great movie for kids because it is cool to see two children out smart an adult.


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