Enter the title of your movie in quotation marks into the search box below. If the title of your movie is a common word or phrase (e.g. "The Birds"), you might want to add the director's name to the search box, outside of the quotation marks. Example: "The Birds" Hitchcock.
Using the options to the left of your search results, filter your results under "Material Type" to "Reviews."
Further filter your results by "Publication Date" to the years just before and after the original theatrical release of your movie.
You will find contemporary reviews for movies in major US newspapers as well as news articles on movies and the movie industry. To search for reviews only, do you search and then click on the "Document type" link under "Narrow results" on the right-hand side. Click "Review" and your search results will be filtered to show only reviews.
Newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional, and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.