A review is an evaluation of a publication, service, or company such as a movie (a movie
review), video game (video game review), musical composition (music review of a
composition or recording), book (book review); a piece of hardware like a car, home
appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, play,
musical theater show, dance show, or art exhibition. In addition to a critical
evaluation, the review's author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative
merit. More loosely, an author may review current events, trends, or items in the news.
A compilation of reviews may itself be called a review.