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Student Film Reviews

Here at UK Film Review, we like to do two things - promote the movies of filmmakers, and promote the film reviews of the people who love watching movies. This includes filmmakers from across the globe, and writers from across the UK. 

A hobby for some, a passion for others, film reviews can do more than just tell you whether a movie is worth seeing at the cinema. Film reviews are all about exploring the tireless efforts of a filmmaking team, who have worked, collaboratively, for months or years on a project in order to present it to an audience. Such efforts deserve us really delving into them, discussing the elements which worked for us, and those which didn't. 

Film reviews are also not about ignoring all other opinions. In fact, a room of 20 people all watching the same movie will more than likely have 20 different opinions about that film. Which is not to say any of them are right or wrong...after all, film reviews are just opinions!

Below you will find one of our favourite Student Film Reviews which was submitted to UK Film Review for analysis.

If you are looking to improve your film reviewing skills, check out this eBook from our Editor-in-Chief Chris Olson who has given his 9 Top Tips for Aspiring Film Critics.


By Oliver Dunning, Movie Critic

(Year 6, Cedar Primary School)

"The Jungle Book Remake Review"

Looking back on the history of The Jungle Book, it was first a book then it became a cartoon Disney film in 1967. Now it is an action-packed remake with amazing CGI animals directed by Jon Favreau. Out of 5 I will give it a 4, because it was comedic, colourful and compelling.

A man cub named Mowgli (Neel Sethi) gets lost in an enormous jungle and was raised by a pack of wolves. Inside the jungle there are other characters such as Shere Khan, Bagheera and Baloo. Bagheera and Baloo are his friends but Shere Khan is his enemy. In order for Mowgli to be safe, Bagheera and him headed off to the man village where the power of the red flower (fire) is.

In my opinion the characters were realistic but obviously it can’t have been real because it was made from computer generated images (CGI). All of the characters were very funny and acted well. The background setting where it took place was also really good. My favourite characters are : Bagheera, Baloo and Mowgli because they were funny,  especially Baloo.  

I think the moral of the story is always be friendly to one another or stay beside a friend in the jungle. I think the story was really exciting, there were lots of fun things going on throughout the film. As I said, it was compelling from start to finish and I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.

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