A review is an evaluation of a publication, service, or company such as a movie (a movie review), video game (video game review), musical composition (music review of a composition or recording), book (book review); a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, play, musical theater show, dance show, or art exhibition. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review’s author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit. More loosely, an author may review current events, trends, or items in the news. A compilation of reviews may itself be called a review. The New York Review of Books, for instance, is a collection of essays on literature, culture, and current affairs. National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., is an influential conservative magazine, and Monthly Review is a long-running socialist periodical.
The act of perusing; studying something carefully.
A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact in an attempt to gain new insights.
“I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.”
An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
“The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.”
A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
“The victims demanded a full judicial review of the case.”
A stage show made up of topical sketches etc.; a revue.
“The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.”
A survey of the available items or material.
“The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.”
A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
“The Times Literary Review is published in London.”
A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
“The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.”
A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
“The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.”
To survey; to look broadly over.
“Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.”
To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
“The critic reviews every new play in London.”
To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
To view or see again; to look back on.
To retrace; to go over again.