Jaws: Critique Observation Organizer

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Colton Reome 3.08 Fear in Film
Critique Observation Organizer
Title of film: Jaws
Review #1
1. Critic: Roger Ebert

2. Title of Critique: Jaws Movie Review & Film Summary (1975) | Roger Ebert

3. Provide a basic outline of the critic’s article.

Roger Ebert starts by calling the movie “Jaws” as a sensationally effective action picture and a scary thriller. He explains that it works all the better because it’s populated with characters that have been developed into human beings that we get to know and care about. He then compares the movie to as frightening as “The Exorcist” but he says it’s a nicer kind of fright yet somehow more fun because they’re being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone and vomit devil.

4. Summarize his or her evaluation of the film in
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It makes the film sound not so scary but fun to watch
Review #2
1. Critic: Kathleen Carroll

2. Title of Critique: ‘Jaws’ sends shivers of terror down the spine: 1975 review

3. Provide a basic outline of the critic’s article.
The author explains that Spielberg had paced the film beautifully so that one is always on edge, for example scary moments that turn out to be false alarms like a black fin in the water that is eventually exposed as a bathing cap.

4. Summarize his or her evaluation of the film in one sentence.
The film moves forward with the speed and directness of a harpoon until there is nothing left but the final gut-twisting confrontation, pitting man against a creature so mysterious and strangely indestructible it must be seen as a symbol of evil.

5. Choose specific language from the review that helps you understand the film critic's attitude. “Spielberg had paced the film beautifully so that one is always on edge”
Explain how those quotations create the author's tone you hear as you read the critique. It makes the film sound like you will always be on edge at any part of the

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