Film Critic Law and Legal Definition

Film critic is a person who writes or publishes a review of a film from either an artistic or entertainment point of view. Film critic does the analysis and evaluation of films. Film reviews by the critic often analyze and discuss a film's details, its content and characters, assessment of the performances, camera work, directing, editing, production, and script. A film critic is usually more philosophical and theoretical while reviewing a film. A film critic is also called a film reviewer.

A film critic may do journalistic criticism regularly in newspapers, and other popular, mass-media. S/he may do academic criticism that is informed by film theory and published in journals. The review by a film critic can have an impact on people to decide to see or not to see a film. Poor reviews can have negative impact on the success of a film.