Do Critics Matter? Well, Yes And No.

“The critics spoke last Friday. ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ is a Hindenberg of a movie. The audience responded: So freakin’ what? They forked over $215 million (and counting) to see the widely panned sequel about shape-shifting robots.” So Post critics in film, theatre, books, TV and pop music consider the question: Do their judgments matter? (Book critic Ron Charles: “When I want to feel more relevant, I lie and say I’m a haberdasher.”)