Movie Critics Vs. Movie Audiences

“Are movie critics out of touch with the public? Is that necessarily bad? And if so, should average moviegoers or Oscar voters pay any attention to this deluge of critical voting, rehashing and listmaking? Looking over the lists of movies anointed by the critics so far, compared with 2002’s top grossing box-office hits, you can understand why some observers – especially movie studio and marketing executives and their cronies – become exasperated.”