write review in English – 70 useful adjectives

Write review in English – in this post you will find around 70 catchy adjectives that will boost your review. Make your review more readable and compelling by skipping such words as – good, bad, interesting, boring, and instead introducing adjectives from this lesson. At the bottom of this site you will find exercises that will allow you to revise the words.

For more writing tips go here.

Vocabulary list that will help you to write a review in English:

Words you can use to describe a film / movie:

  • blockbuster (a success)
  • firs-rate / second-rate / third -rate
  • insightful (perceptive, penetrating)
  • thougth provoking (makes you reflect)
  • violent (full of aggression)
  • dissappointing (less than expected)
  • lightweight (easy, light)
  • overly-talky (too much talking)
  • mediocre (weak)
  • soppy (makes you cry)
  • tear-jerker (makes you cry)
  • amusing (funny)
  • average (so so)
  • enjoyable (nice)
  • absorbing (gripping, interesting)

Vocabulary to describe the story in a film:

  • moving (touching)
  • engaging (exciting, you want to continue watching)
  • gripping (engaging)
  • humorous (funny)
  • hilarious (very funny, amusing)
  • congruous / incongruous (coherent / incoherent)
  • brilliant (great)
  • thougth provoking (makes you reflect)
  • outdated (old-fashioned)
  • dissappointing (less than expected)
  • powerful (strong, impressive)
  • cliche’ (unoriginal)
  • old-fashioned (outdated, from old times)
  • life-like (similar to life situations)
  • soppy (makes you cry)
  • sentimental (emotional)
  • creepy (scary)

Vocabulary to describe plot :

  • intriguing (engaging, interesting)
  • gripping (engaging, interesting)
  • congruous / incongruous (coherent, incoherent)
  • fast-moving (changing quickly)
  • static (no action)
  • predictable / unpredictable (easy/hard to predict)
  • heavy-going (hard to follow/watch)
  • senseless (incongruous, without sense)
  • leightweight (light, easy)
  • engaging (gripping, interesting)
  • tedious (really tiring)
  • twisted (full of changes, action)

Words to describe characters:

  • comic (funny, entertaining)
  • vivid (life-like, intense)
  • realistic / unrealistic ((not)life -like)
  • vital (essential, important)
  • lively (full of life)
  • predictable / unpredictable (easy/hard to predict)
  • powerful (intense, strong)
  • unconvincing (unrealistic)
  • flat (lacking emotions)
  • life-like (reminding of real life situations)
  • dull (boring)
  • charming (lovely)
  • likeable (nice)

Words to describe acting :

  • powerful (intense, strong)
  • unconvincing (insignificant)
  • brilliant (great)
  • superb (extraordinary)
  • impressive (effective, attractive)
  • flat (lacking emotions)
  • terrific (great)
  • unforgettable (hard to forget)
  • satisfactory / unsatisfactory (good / bad)
  • mediocre (weak)

Exercise 1. Give example/s of…….

  1. a blockbuster
  2. a soppy film
  3. a mediocre film
  4. a film with flat acting
  5. a film with brilliant acting
  6. a film with predictable characters
  7. a film with a moving story
  8. an overly-talky film

Exercise 2. Complete the sentences. (incongruous, twisted, cliche’, blockbuster, gripping, tear-jerker, overly talky, hilarious)

  1. There were far too many dialogues in that film – it was …………….
  2. This film was a great success – it was a …………….
  3. The plot was so fast and ……. It was hard to get the hang of what was going on.
  4. It was a real ………… I’ve cried for most part of the film.
  5. The plot made no sense – it was ……………………
  6. I couldn’t get my eyes off the screen – it was really …………….
  7. I haven’t laughed som much in a long time – it was ………………..
  8. Heard this story a hundred times – a ……………..

Answers:

Exercise 2 – answers:

  1. overly talky
  2. blockbuster
  3. twisted
  4. tear-jerker
  5. incongruous
  6. gripping
  7. hilarious
  8. cliche’

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.