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Movie Critics Under Fire?

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 19, 2006 at 11:06AM

Earlier this week, in the venerable New York Times (the paper that NYC film marketers pray to weekly), lead critic A.O. Scott wondered (in the wake of the major success of the badly reviewed "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and "The Da Vinci Code"), "What, exactly, critics are for...are we out of touch with the audience?" Today (in the wake of the aforementioned Joel Siegel storming out of a press screening), critics faced the same existential question as Scott Foundas took Kevin Smith to task for initially being asked to leave a recent screening of "Clerks 2" and then David Poland weighed in with his own blunt thoughts on the matter.
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Earlier this week, in the venerable New York Times (the paper that NYC film marketers pray to weekly), lead critic A.O. Scott wondered (in the wake of the major success of the badly reviewed "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" and "The Da Vinci Code"), "What, exactly, critics are for...are we out of touch with the audience?" Today (in the wake of the aforementioned Joel Siegel storming out of a press screening), critics faced the same existential question as Scott Foundas took Kevin Smith to task for initially being asked to leave a recent screening of "Clerks 2" and then David Poland weighed in with his own blunt thoughts on the matter.





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