A review is an evaluation of a publication, a product, a service or a company such as a movie (a movie review), video game, 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, a play, musical theater show or dance show. 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.
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... activities an assessment of facilities (people, vessels, computers, satellites) a review of federal activities a review of the cumulative effect of federal laws a review of the supply and demand for ocean ...
... unreasonable or the patent unreasonableness test was a standard of review used by a court when performing judicial review of administrative decisions ... It was the highest of three standards of review correctness, unreasonableness, and patent unreasonableness ... Court of Canada noted that the test for whether a decision under review is patently unreasonable is articulated differently for findings of fact and findings of law ...
... While reviews for the album were generally positive, gaining a 78 out of 100 on review aggregating site Metacritic based on 30 reviews, the general consensus on the album ... the band "have all but given birth to an identical twin." A positive review from Rolling Stone said that "the Strokes have resisted the temptation to hit the brakes, grow up and screw ...
... The team made a sound start, with an encouraging home draw with much fancied Nottingham Forest, and they peaked at 5th on 21 October 2006 ... Some of the results in that period flattered the performances and the wheels came off in the next game with a 3–0 loss to Brighton Hove Albion ...
... "Vogue" has received generally positive reviews from critics ... In a review of The Immaculate Collection, Stephen Thomas Erlewine also claimed that the song was "sleek" and "stylish" ... Promis, in another Allmusic review, claimed that "Vogue" was a "crowning artistic achievement" ...
More definitions of "review":
- (noun): A subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment.
Synonyms: follow-up, followup, reexamination
- (verb): Appraise critically.
- (noun): A periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art.
- (noun): (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data.
Synonyms: limited review
- (noun): A variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians.
- (verb): Look at again; examine again.
Example: "Let's review your situation"
- (noun): A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion.
Synonyms: recapitulation, recap
- (noun): An essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play).
Synonyms: critique, critical review, review article
- (noun): Practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory.
- (noun): (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court).
Famous quotes containing the word review:
“The thanksgiving of the old Jew, Lord, I thank Thee that Thou didst not make me a woman, doubtless came from a careful review of the situation. Like all of us, he had fortitude enough to bear his neighbors afflictions.”
—Frances A. Griffin, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 19, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)
“Americans have internalized the value that mothers of young children should be mothers first and foremost, and not paid workers. The result is that a substantial amount of confusion, ambivalence, guilt, and anxiety is experienced by working mothers. Our cultural expectations of mother and realities of female participation in the labor force are directly contradictory.”
—Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature, Pediatrics (December 1979)
“I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an airhole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.”
—Cyril Connolly (19031974)