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Finding Film Reviews

Updated: Sep 11, 2019

If you are taking speech class, you probably need to access film reviews for an Oscar nominated film. Here are our best resources to help you find what you need! Contact the Library for database login information or answers to your research questions.

Online Sources

You can find reputable movie reviews by recognized film critics on these websites.


These library databases have collections of movie reviews. If you have trouble finding what you need in these collections, expand your search to the enCompass search bar on our homepage.

Source Type

Movie reviews are often published in periodicals such as newspapers or magazines rather than academic journals. Use this information to narrow your search in the research databases.

Search Terms

When you search for movie reviews, it may not be enough to just search for the title of your chosen film. You might need to include the phrase "movie review" to find the right source type or add additional information about the film to find the right version of the film. Be sure to use quotation marks and Boolean operators to narrow your search to receive the most relevant results.

  • "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "movie review"

  • "Green Book" and "controversy"

  • "A Star is Born" and "Bradley Cooper"


You'll have to cite your sources. Any article you access on the research databases comes with a citation. For articles on the web, consult our citation page to create your own citation!

Looking for a Great Movie?

When you visit the Library, you'll see DVDs marked with an orange star. These films have all been nominated for an Academy Award. Here are some of our favorites that are available either in our collection or on our film database, Kanopy.

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