Rupert Grint: The Guardian Young Critics Competition

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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

19 Comments to "Rupert Grint: The Guardian Young Critics Competition"

Jo
October 14th, 2009 at 9:31 AM

I wish Rupert would be my judge for a day.

Lilly
October 14th, 2009 at 9:52 AM

I wish Rupert would be Unity Haggard judge for a day. 😉

Bilius
October 14th, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Snarky little thing, isn’t she? Please please please stop ragging on us movie-loving Americans! We couldn’t tell the difference between a Cockney and Aristocracy if it bit us in the proverbial arse 🙂 We can barely tell the difference between an Irish and Scottish accent let alone the subtleties of Brit-speak.

Carolyn
October 14th, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Judge you where? The boudoir? Rupert- “She was very creative and wasn’t bitchy at all.” 😀 And yes, my feathers were a tad ruffled at the American comment, as well. I’m pretty good at distinguishing accents.

suzeeq
October 14th, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Carolyn, that was what he said when he was picked to be a judge back several months ago, not what he said about the winner of the review. 😉

Carolyn
October 14th, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I know suzeeq. I was just taking his words about being a critic and making a joke about what Jo said. I know he didn’t say that about the winner.

TALLEY
October 14th, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Yes, I was like, why she ragging on Americans? We didn’t do nothin. 🙂

I actually took his seemingly polished high brow teenage accent for what he thought it should sound like. He grew up in that orphanage. He didn’t automatically have that accent; in fact, if you listen you can hear a bit of a “cockney” (only true accent I know lol) from the younger version. “what” and some other word was rather telling.

Vanessa
October 14th, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Stay tuned for some Drama! lol! People new to the site prolly think there’s gonna be a fight. hah!

Vanessa
October 14th, 2009 at 1:29 PM

” We couldn’t tell the difference between a Cockney and Aristocracy if it bit us in the proverbial arse We can barely tell the difference between an Irish and Scottish accent let alone the subtleties of Brit-speak.”

Haha! I love that. I’ll have that dude know I’m superb with accents. Who does he think he is.

Karo
October 14th, 2009 at 1:36 PM

lol Vanessa, people new to this site should simply go back to the previous posts, Drama is mentioned everywhere around here 🙂

*waitspatiently*

Vanessa
October 14th, 2009 at 2:01 PM

I was kidding.

Yeah! Ugh. I’m so anxious

Jo
October 14th, 2009 at 2:52 PM

It’s the software folks, once they have that issue sorted I am sure it will launch, but we were told they were having “technology issues.”

Vanessa
October 14th, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Dang it!

TALLEY
October 14th, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Rupert’s hotness has melted their software!

Stephanie
October 14th, 2009 at 3:27 PM

off to bed, hope to see some drama tomorrow 😉

vanessa
October 14th, 2009 at 4:58 PM

I’m turning into the HULK!! ARRRGGG!

WJo
October 14th, 2009 at 5:05 PM

I simply love that text he wrote about movie critics. and I’m with Talley about Drama – I also think their technology had a hard time dealing with so much hottness 😀

Liz
October 14th, 2009 at 5:06 PM

I know its not your guys fault but man I am getting antsy about these pictures!

Jo
October 14th, 2009 at 5:20 PM

LOL at these comments. Not LOL at no drama.