Commentary may refer to:

  • Play-by-play commentary, describing sporting events on TV or radio
    • Colour commentary, supplementing play-by-play commentary with talk not directly about play
  • Commentary or narration, the words in a documentary film
  • Commentary (magazine), a U.S. public affairs journal, founded in 1945 and formerly published by the American Jewish Committee
  • The audio commentary track for DVDs, an additional audio track that plays in real time with video and comments on the video
  • Political commentary, criticism that is specific of or relevant to politics
  • A literary commentary, or close reading
  • Literary criticism, the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature
  • A philological commentary, a line-by-line or even word-by-word explication
  • Bible commentary, a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially a religious text
    • List of biblical commentaries
    • Jewish commentaries on the Bible
  • In Theravāda Buddhism commentaries on the Pāli Canon are known as atthakatha
  • Informed criticism
  • Topics covered by a discussion group
  • Misspelling of Commentry, a place in central France
  • Commentaries is a work attributed to Taautus
  • A number of works by or attributed to Julius Caesar, most notably:
    • Commentarii de Bello Gallico, "Commentaries on the Gallic War"
    • Commentarii de Bello Civili, "Commentaries on the Civil War"
  • The Commentaries on the Laws of England, a 1769 treatise on law
  • Commentary! The Musical, the musical commentary accompanying Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
  • In-Theater Audio Commentary, viewing a film in a theater while listening to commentary on a portable audio player

Famous quotes containing the word commentary:

    Lonely people keep up a ceaseless flow of commentary on themselves.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)