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Movie Review Essays

Amistad Movie Review

The movie Amistad is a 4 star film because I believe it is historically accurate, very effective in showing the way slaves were treated, and the way slavery and the American judicial system worked during the Antebellum period. The movie was also a good watch, and was entertaining and educational at the same time. The …

Casablanca Movie Review

In a disturbance downstairs in the darkened, closed cafe, Carl arrives with Victor, who has been wounded in thepolice raid on the Resistance meeting. After going to investigate from the upstairs balcony, Rick privately instructsCarl to take “Miss Lund” to her hotel room through a side door so that Laszlo won’t know of their meeting. …

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Movie review of A time to Kill

I never read A Time To Kill by John Grisham because the book bored me. But I wonder why it did bore me because the movie was engrossing and entertaining. Maybe it is because Akiva Goldsman took out most of the boring parts. I usually love Grisham, but this book was just too slow. However, …

Stand By Me (Movie Review For Small Group Com)

A Summer To RememberThe movie Stand By Me is based upon a novel by Steven King. It doesnt have the same eerie feel as some of his other books and is generally a more serious movie. It takes place in the small town of Castle Rock, Oregon. It is the middle of the summer in …

The Portrayal of the Characters in the Maltesse Falcon

By: CrystalE-mail: emailprotected The Portrayal of the Characters in the Maltesse Falcon suffers from transistion to the Huston film. Spade is portrayed to have much more power in the Huston film than in the book. He seems to have more control over Brigid and the whole on going situation. First we see this when we …

Review of Courtroom Drama “A Few Good Men”

Courtroom drama is a popular type of film which involves at least one trial and pin points much of the emotion and tension within a court of law. “A Few Good Men” is an emotional story of two military men accused of killing a young soldier. Tom Cruise play’s Danny Kaffe, the smart mouth defense …

The Candidate- Movie Review

Kenisha D. Earls Politics in the Movies July 13, 2010 In the movie “The Candidate” I thought that the film was very interesting to me, being a person that has never been interested in politics. I found it interesting even though I am not for sure if this is the way that campaigns are run …

Writing assignment movie review

Dylan was shopping at Quills Department Store when he slipped on the highly polished floor and broke his leg. As a result he was out of work for four months and he incurred considerable medical expenses. His leg did not heal quickly or completely because of a hereditary bone defect which he suffered. Hence he …

Movie Review Hachinko

Hachiko: A Dog’s Story Lasse Hallstrom’s “Hachiko: A Dog’s Story” is a real life and a very rare story, which brought tears in my eyes and taught me about what faithfulness means. This film is a 2009 American drama based on the true story of the faithful Akita (breed from Japan) Hachiko. This film is …

Movie Review for American History X

However, after brutally killing two black men who try breaking into his car, Derek is sent to prison for 3 years. While there, he contrasts white-power prisoners with black Lament (Guy Tort’), his prison laundry co-worker and eventual friend. Meanwhile Trek’s brother Danny (Edward Furlong), dollies him and is busy following in his footsteps. Danny …

Sociological Movie Review: Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Sociological Movie Review The movie that I watched that has many references to our introduction to sociology course is The Boy In the Striped Pajamas. The Boy In the Striped Pajamas is about a little 8 year old boy named Bruno who must move to the country side with his family because his father who …

Movie Review: Girl, Interrupted

The movie Girl, Interrupted is based on the book Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen. I would like to say that it is loosely based because although the actress, Winona Ryder, does portray Kaysen’s borderline personality, it seems that Angelina Jolie, who is Lisa Rowe in the movie, steals the spotlight. Girl, Interrupted is about a …

Seabiscuit Movie Review

Seabiscuit is about a surprisingly small horse that had crooked legs, and was considered a bad-racing horse, and how he became America’s lift during the great depression by making a comeback that no one even imagined was possible. The horse was ridden by a jockey, Red Pollard, who was half-blind and didn’t win any races …

Movie Review: Seven Pounds

Gerron Herring English 1020 Dr. Oneal Movie Review: Seven Pounds “God created the earth in seven days and I shattered mine in seven sec”. This quote from the very beginning of the movie seven pounds was the first and last referral to Christianity. The movie Seven Pounds hardly refers to any religion which really makes …

August Rush Movie Review

A. Title of the Film August Rush B. Lead Characters ? Evan Taylor (August Rush) – Freddie Highmore ?Lyla Novacek – Keri Russell ?Louis Connelly – Jonathan Rhys Meyers C. Director Kirsten Sheridan D. Setting of the Story ?New York, USA ?San Francisco, USA ?Chicago, USA E. Summary of the Film The main character, Evan …

Waking Life Movie Review

Was assigned individual characters and given free rein. The result is that some of the characters are finely realized while others are quite crude, which makes you feel like you’re watching the juxtaposed works of a cross-section of impressionist, modern, and primitive painters. Sometimes the artists allowed their imagination to take hold, drawing in images …

The Purge Movie Review

In the movie, the state of chaos, the Purge, was sanctioned by the U. S. government to foster a sense of social catharsis. Is this approach helpful, or is it just as dangerous as an approach to governance and offers blind faith/ belief? Would you have suggestions on how the Purge could be replicated in …

The Descendants Movie Review

The Descendants Movie Review For this assignment I chose to review Alexander Payne’s film The Descendants. George Clooney stars as Matthew King who on paper has the perfect life. He lives on the beautiful island of Honolulu, Hawaii, has a beautiful family, and is a well-known lawyer on the island. You soon find out that …

Movie Review the Princess Bride

The randfather telling the story stated that he had edited out all of the parts of the story that were ‘good’ meaning that reading a story inspires one to create. The birth Westlefs character is that of the archetypical hero with a slight hint of a rebel as shown as they try to take back …

Movie Review (Silicon Valley)

Nevertheless, it manages to capture the essence of how much of modern computing came to be: the cluelessness of Xerox about hat its own computer scientists were doing; Steve Jobs’ artistic vision at Apple; and Bill Gates’ ruthless business practices at Microsoft. This is a must see picture as it shows how Bill Gates “borrowed” …

Movie Review: Clean and Sober

He went up to his friends and asked for some money so he could go far away, ut no one helped him. The problem of dealing with this is a stress for him, now he has got to think of a plan where he could go away and not spend any money, so he went …

Forrest Gump (a Movie Review)

Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum and Allen Hall for Best Visual Effects. It also picked up another 7 Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Gary Sinise), Best Original Musical Score (Alan Silvestri), Best Set Decoration, Best Cinematography (Don Burgess), Best Makeup, Best Sound, and Best Sound Effects Editing. There is nothing better than a movie …

Billy Madison Movie Review

“Back to school, back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight! ” So sings Billy Madison as he waits at the bus stop on his first day of school…as a twenty seven year-old …

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review The Analysis The purpose of this movie was to “tell the story of the Civil Rights movement through a prototypical American family and how they experienced those turbulent times (The Butler True Story vs. Movie)”. In other words, it’s goal was to show how life changed for African-Americans from the beginning …

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