1.2 (critic review) - Bryant 1 Justin Bryant 20 January...

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Bryant 1 Justin Bryant 20 January 2007 English 131 Q Short Paper 1.2: A critical review of a critic’s review In today’s society, looking to critics for reviews on anything and everything seems to be a common trend. Planning on seeing a movie? First one needs to Google a review and make sure it’s really worth your time. Our society has entrusted that these so called critics know more about what a good movie should be than we do. The problem is that watching a film is part of a unique experience that creates a personal connection between the audience and characters on screen. John Beifuss’s review of The Thomas Crown Affair cares less about relating that experience and connection to his readers than making a personal point. In his review of The Thomas Crown Affair , Beifuss makes the claim to readers that the film is ruined by what he calls “a bugaboo that links all decades: sexism.” He goes on to explain that the movie only reinforces stereotypical female behaviors, fails to give the audience a fair male-to-female match up and serves only to fill the male ego. Beifuss believes for these reasons the film is unworthy of attention. While he may have interesting claims, the purpose of his review is less focused on the actual content of the film and instead aims to make a statement of society’s flaws. Beifuss’s article does not serve to provide its audience with a true review of
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