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How Much Influence Do Movie Critics Have On Your Film Selections?

Shadow and Act By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act September 8, 2011 at 7:07AM

It's an age-old debate regarding the real impact film critics and reviewers have. There are those that swear up and down getting specific reviewers to co-sign a film can equate, at the very least, critical success of a movie while others think those days are a bygone era.
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It's an age-old debate regarding the real impact film critics and reviewers have. There are those that swear up and down getting specific reviewers to co-sign a film can equate, at the very least, critical success of a movie while others think those days are a bygone era.

Some filmmakers believe their influence is minimal and ineffective so they dismiss them easily. Yet, the minute they get a bad review, they're on a hunt for blood.

In the end, the film goer is the ultimate deciding factor and that's the question I'd like to pose to you. How much weight do you give critics in selecting the films you go to see at the movie theater? Also, do you have any favorite reviewers?

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