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WRITING REFERENCE UNIT 10
Writing a review
When you write a fi ! review, you need to he " "eo" e to decide if they !ight want to see the fi !. #ou shou d "rovide the na!es of the !ain actors and the director, and you shou d a so descri$e in genera ter!s what the fi ! is a$out and where it ta%es " ace. &owever, don't descri$e the " ot in detai as this can s"oi the fi ! for so!eone who decides to see it. (ina y and !ost i!"ortant of a , give your o"inion of the fi !.

Learn to write a review
1 Answer t e !uestions" 1 &ow often do you watch fi !s) 2 Where do you watch the!) * What is the $est fi ! you have seen recent y) # Read t e $i%m re&iew" Sa' i$ t e $o%%owing statements are true or $a%se" 1 2 * , +he +he +he +he +he review "rovides the na!es of the !ain actors and the director. fi ! descri$es in genera ter!s what the fi ! is a$out. review gives too !any detai s of the " ot and descri$es how the fi ! ends. review says where the fi ! ta%es " ace. reviewer isn't sure what he or she thin%s of the fi !.

Sherlock Holmes, which stars Ro$ert .owney /r. as &o !es and /ude 0aw as his side%ic% Watson, gives us a co!" ete y fresh view of the fa!ous detective. As the fi ! o"ens, &o !es and Watson are trying to so ve a series of !ysterious !urders that eventua y ead the! to 0ord 1 ac%wood, who is convicted and sentenced to hang. &owever, 1 ac%wood c ai!s to have !agic "owers and "redicts that he wi rise fro! the dead to ta%e over the country and then the wor d. 2f you want to find out !ore a$out the " ot, you' need to see the fi !3 S%i fu y hand ed $y the director 4uy Ritchie, the fi ! s ow y $ui ds to a gri""ing c i!a5 as it shows the tensions $etween the two friends, who ive and wor% together. +he scri"t is e5tre!e y we constructed and the action scenes, with Ritchie's trade!ar% s ow !otion fights, are thri ing. /ude 0aw as Watson "uts in one of the $est "erfor!ances of his career, giving the character a de"th and war!th which we've never seen $efore. +o su! u", Sherlock Holmes is a fast6"aced, a 6action adventure which %ee"s the viewer on the edge of his or her seat. &igh y reco!!ended3

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