Write a response essay on a movie that you recently watched at the theater or at home. People of all ages enjoy watching a good movie. However, watching a movie purely for enjoyment and writing a critical response to one are different experiences. Acting, directing, cinematography and other elements all contribute to a movie’s success. In writing a movie response, your goal is to explain to readers why a movie is worth seeing by evaluating its strengths and weaknesses in these areas, providing essential background information and giving an overall evaluation.