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Submit Your Assigned Movie Review

This form is ONLY for use by approved “Movie Review Team Members” who have received an official ASSIGNMENT for the film from our Editor. This is NOT the form for submitting general VIEWER COMMENTS AND OPINIONS about a film. For that, please use the VIEWER COMMENTS FORM.

Notice

The publisher of Christian Spotlight reserves the right to…

  • Reject publication of any submitted review
  • Edit review content as needed
  • Adjust the published Moral Rating and Quality Rating for overall consistency

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Your Review

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Film Title:
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Content to include in your review

STORY
At least two paragraphs of plot summary with a few interesting details. BUT don’t rehash or give-away the whole storyline.

MORALITY ISSUES
Mention any content that may offend some, regardless of whether or not it offended you. It is all too easy to become jaded and numb to worldliness and sin.

You are not writing for people who are all just like you and your friends. Your audience here is diverse—coming from many differing nations and cultures. Yes, they are all just people, and equally need truth and light. But, readers have VARIED MATURITY LEVELS and greater or lesser levels of innocence. Be wise about differing SENSITIVITIES to issues such as violence, profane use of our Lord’s name, nudity, temptations of the eye, vulgarity, sexuality, sensuality, holiness, purity, criminal behavior, etc.

Take care in what you say or recommend. There is no escaping the fact that your review will be seen by many as representative of Christians and Christianity. This is CHRISTIAN Answers and Christian Spotlight.

SPIRITUAL ISSUES
A great many people are clueless or deceived about many important life issues. Turn your readers’ attention to issues more important thank entertainment. You’ve got their attention; don’t fail to use it. Plant the seeds of the Gospel, accurate biblical knowledge and godly wisdom.

Lovingingly expose souls to God’s Word—“it shall not return… void.”

Point out content or behavior that contradicts or enhances understanding of God’s commands and desires for all people. See: Examples

YOUR OPINION
Summarize your personal feelings as a follower of Christ about this movie. Humbly provide your “bottom line” warnings and/or recommendations.

Text of your review

Violence:
Profanity:
Sex/Nudity:


Moral Rating:
based on moral commendability and a Biblical worldview
Extremely Offensive
Very Offensive
Offensive
Average = somewhat offensive
Better than Average = only slightly objectionable
Good = good morals, clean and NOTHING Biblically offensive
Excellent! = totally Biblically accurate and actively promotes Christ’s work and values
➤ Secular films virtually never qualify for “Excellent”—not even all Christian-produced films
Moviemaking Quality
for its genre:
Consider quality of writing, directing, acting, photography, music, effects, etc. Rate based on technical & artistic quality—NOT moral or biblical issues.

Primary audience:
primary intended audience
(select as many as apply)
Kids
Family
Teens
Adults

Length of movie:
only required if we have not already published the length