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Cole Smithy’s “Prisoners” Is a Synoptic Doozy

In response to Cole Smithey’s 545‑word review of Prisoners on

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Cole Smithy’s “Prisoners” is passionately driven by informative elements and innovative style. Smithy doesn’t play around with obscure words and shifty plot meanings: he tells the reader exactly how and what it is that makes the movie tick-tock well.

With a little bit of edge to his words, Smithy offers some of the most readable and understandable explanations a movie reviewer could aspire to attain. The reader isn’t left wondering what the movie is about or how it flows.

Smithy also avoids plot-spoiling and over-explanation through taut writing maneuvers. While the presentation of the review makes it easy on the eyes, Smithy has a couple of unnecessary pictures of himself looking “smart” at the top of the web-page. He’s forgiven for this only because he writes so well.

Smithy, the self-proclaimed “smartest film critic in the world” ultimately sells himself short with this title because he refuses to involve the reader in the intellectually rancid cream that so often oozes from critics. Because of this, he reveals himself to be less of a critic, yet more of an excellent reviewer.

Smithy offers a solid opinion at the beginning and then gives the reader a great synopsis. This technique is effective in that it definitely provides enough information for the potential move watcher to make an informed decision about whether or not to watch Prisoners.    

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