Whether you're curious to explore others' perspectives on your favorite movies, or you've been assigned to find contemporary reviews on historical films for a class assignment, there are a variety of online and print resources that can help.
The first question to ask is, "When was this film released?" New films or those that have been released in the last decade or two will likely be easy to find via critics' webpages and film review metasites (see the box below and to the left for suggestions).
Contemporary reviews -- those which were written when the movie was first released -- of historical films can be trickier to find, for several reasons.
Regardless of the age of your film, two resources that are likely to produce contemporary reviews are:
See the boxes below for resources that will help you dive deeper into finding reviews.