Well, we’re on the mission to make it even clearer what a review is. If you still do not understand, car @ reader @, please do not look at your cell phone, drink some water and turn your attention right here.

In this topic we will speak specifically about the characteristics that make up this textual genre. In summary, the review:

  • Brings signed opinions;
  • Uses adjectives frequently;
  • It can be written in the first person plural (us);
  • Briefly describes the work analyzed: author, plot, context; cast etc;
  • It recommends the consumption or not of the analyzed content.
  • Now, it follows the reading that we are going to smash the topics mentioned above to eliminate all doubt, ok?

Review = opinion!
Although not an opinion equal to yours, the critical review ALWAYS issues the viewpoint of the reviewer, who is the one who writes the text. Also, it is important to point out that this textual type is always signed by the person responsible, okay?

Also in this genre, the appreciation of the author can be based, of course, with comparisons to other works, metaphors and, of course, them: adjectives – subject of the topic to follow!

Review Review = It’s wonderful, it shines like summer sunsets!
Although a review may not be presented with such obvious adjectives and metaphors, there will certainly appear some words that give an idea of ​​quality, which may be good or bad.


Review = certain freedom of writing


In this genre, there is a slight restriction only to the use of the first person singular (eu), which is not widely used and recommended. Generally, reviewers write this type of content in the first person plural (we) or in the third person singular or plural (he or them), giving a more impersonal tone to the text, even if it is a self-assessment.

Kind of crazy, is not it? But. believe it is so!

Summary = contains summary elements

This topic may be confusing a little, so it is important to clarify: when it comes to a review the characteristics of the work appear only to let the reader know the relevant information that contextualizes the analysis as the name of the director of the film, which characters of the film cast, when it was released and the work of the play.

If you look at, for example, the excerpt from the review we mentioned above, you will note that the author cited the year of release and the cast of unknown actors hitherto to support the view itself that the series astonishes the viewer.

Review = call to action

Although far from being a Content Marketing action, the end of the critical review shows us an intersection with the essays for the web, do you? Yeah!

This is because, at the end of a critical analysis, the author usually recommends an action for those who are on the other side of the screen: read the book or not, watch the movie or not, buy or not a cd or music, action “of the review universe.

And then, I’ll bet your doubts about what you’re reviewing are all decimated, are not they? So, now, what about continuing to expand knowledge in the Portuguese language and its applications? That’s why we encourage you to read our Definitive Guide to the Perfect Text right now!