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Film Study Reference Guide: Film Reviews

Film Reviews

On this page, you will find reviews from both print and electronic resources. The print resources like magazines and newspapers are more likely to contain older reviews. You may also access reviews through databases like LexisNexis, for which the search directions are provided below.

Magazine Reviews

Print magazines of old reviews.


Online Indexes

Best starting point for relatively recent reviews.

Reader's Guide Retrospective



A few good freely available online sites

Internet Movie Database

Movie Review Query Engine  

Newspaper Reviews

Print periodicals of old reviews.

Print Indexes

Print Indexes provide access to older reviews that might not be in the online indexes.