What is wrong with movie critics?

Seriously. I generally goto Yahoo! Movies to get showtimes and read the brief descriptions. Then right below that is the “Critics Report Card”. Nearly everytime I read this thing (especially after I’ve seen the movie in question) the critics reviews are so far removed from what I thought about the movie. This goes for every movie I’ve seen, the good (The Matrix), the bad (Jason X) and the ugly (Ali). I thought these people were getting paid to reflect the general populations view on the movie. Now, this could mean one of two things: 1. I don’t fall within the “general population” or 2. Our movie critics just plain suck.

Take for example the review for The Life of David Gale. I thought this movie was fantastic. But what do the critics say?

“…corrupt, intellectually bankrupt and morally dishonest…”

Granted the movie handled a huge moral issue (namely Capital Punishment) but I didn’t think it was presented dishonestly. I guess I’m just gonna have to stop reading these reviews until they start actually relating to real people.

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