October 14, 2009 9:09 AM– Back in June, we told you that Rupert Grint would be a judge at the Guardian Young Critics Competition, for the category “Film”.
The winners of the competition have been announced today by The Guardian!
Matthew Barron won in the age group 14-18, while 13-year old Unity Haggard got the price for a critical review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
Of course, she also mentions Rupert in her review:
Rupert Grint seems to understand his character well, and exaggerates it, which boosts his popularity.
You can read both their complete reviews here.
Keep in mind what Rupert said about a good review:
Film critics should stick to critiquing an actor’s performance: some of them are far too obsessed with the superficial – with people’s appearance – and there’s nothing worse than a critic being bitchy. Some can be really unkind, and it’s just not fun to read, especially if it’s you they’re writing about. Even if you have 10 really good reviews, it’s the one bad one that sticks in your mind.
A critic really has to know their stuff. If you’re writing about film, see as many movies as you can. Making comparisons with other films helps the reader build a mental picture of what this new film is like. Have an open, varied taste, and be receptive to new creative ideas.
And stay tuned for some Drama…