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29th Jan '18 9:29:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Cyrano critiques your artistic work without any pity, and given the play is a PeriodPiece, [[ForegoneConclusion Cyrano is always right]] [[HistoricalFiction in his critiques]]: [[GiftedlyBad Montfleury]] was a ''"An actor villainous!"'' (and then Cyrano kicks him out the theater), [[FanDumb les Précieuses]] could ''"Inspire our verse, but—criticise it not!"'', [[SturgeonsLaw playwright Baró’s]] ''"verses are not worth a doit! I'm glad to interrupt"'' (Baró’s play). [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Richelieu]] ([[ManBehindTheMan famous politician]], [[RenaissanceMan wrote plays as a hobby]]) ''"is an author. 'Twill not fail to please him that I should mar a brother-author's play"''. Cyrano also is fair, of his own talent he thinks: ''"Not to mount high"'' and about {{Moliere}}, Cyrano thinks he’s a ''"genius"''.

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Cyrano critiques your artistic work without any pity, and given the play is a PeriodPiece, [[ForegoneConclusion Cyrano is always right]] [[HistoricalFiction in his critiques]]: [[GiftedlyBad Montfleury]] was a ''"An actor villainous!"'' (and then Cyrano kicks him out the theater), [[FanDumb les Précieuses]] could ''"Inspire our verse, but—criticise it not!"'', [[SturgeonsLaw playwright Baró’s]] ''"verses are not worth a doit! I'm glad to interrupt"'' (Baró’s play). [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Richelieu]] ([[ManBehindTheMan famous politician]], [[RenaissanceMan wrote plays as a hobby]]) ''"is an author. 'Twill not fail to please him that I should mar a brother-author's play"''. Cyrano also is fair, of his own talent he thinks: ''"Not to mount high"'' and about {{Moliere}}, Creator/{{Moliere}}, Cyrano thinks he’s a ''"genius"''.
28th Jan '18 10:27:10 AM Nicoaln
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* The judges on ''Series/{{Chopped}}'' have received this reputation for being ''very'' picky; although they have [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness lightened up significantly than in the earlier seasons]]. Their harshness is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] - in that the contestants on ''Chopped'' are all professional chefs and have completed Culinary Arts school. On episodes and series with non-cook contestants such as a few CelebrityEdition episodes, ''Junior'', as well as ''Cooks vs. Cons''&''Bakers vs. Fakers'', the judges are ''much'' more forgiving and give more ConstructiveCriticism.
25th Jan '18 10:18:21 PM Asbduhas
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* Even Creator/RogerEbert has been in on the act; he said that in many cases it's more fun to write a review of a bad movie than it is to write a review of a good one (a sentiment voiced by several other critics). Many of his most negative reviews have been collected in his books, ''I Hated, Hated, Hated, Hated, '''Hated''' This Movie'', ''Your Movie Sucks'', and ''A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length''.

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* Even Creator/RogerEbert has been in on the act; he said that in many cases it's more fun to write a review of a bad movie than it is to write a review of a good one (a sentiment voiced by several other critics). Many of his most negative reviews have been collected in his books, ''I Hated, Hated, Hated, Hated, '''Hated''' This Movie'', Movie''; ''Your Movie Sucks'', Sucks''; and ''A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length''.
5th Jan '18 1:35:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy, the character of literary critic Epiciene Wildeblood, who frankly admits to his editor that he hasn't read the book as such, but has given it a "thorough skimming", and who then proceeds to destroy it on every level he can think of. The fact the in-universe book is clearly the Illuminatus trilogy itself is probably Robert Shea and Creator/RobertAntonWilson's TakeThat at insensitive and incompetent literary critics in the real world.

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\n* In the ''{{Illuminatus}}'' ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy, the character of literary critic Epiciene Wildeblood, who frankly admits to his editor that he hasn't read the book as such, but has given it a "thorough skimming", and who then proceeds to destroy it on every level he can think of. The fact the in-universe book is clearly the Illuminatus trilogy itself is probably Robert Shea and Creator/RobertAntonWilson's TakeThat at insensitive and incompetent literary critics in the real world.
31st Dec '17 1:43:05 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.filmtracks.com/ Film Tracks]]. When they don't give a positive review to an established composer, they will mercilessly trash a score by a newcomer, a score that features guitars and scores by HansZimmer and his company (though the third one is done by most film score circles). They also infamously trashed ''Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross''' score to ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' and suggested that the soundtrack would make better use as a frisbee.

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* [[http://www.filmtracks.com/ Film Tracks]]. When they don't give a positive review to an established composer, they will mercilessly trash a score by a newcomer, a score that features guitars and scores by HansZimmer Music/HansZimmer and his company (though the third one is done by most film score circles). They also infamously trashed ''Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross''' score to ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' and suggested that the soundtrack would make better use as a frisbee.
29th Dec '17 11:12:56 AM nombretomado
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* In FanfictionDotNet, there are various fanfics that [[FollowTheLeader follow]] the initiative of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5448410/1/The_Insane_Critic The Insane Critic]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5967099/1/E350s_Happy_Fluffy_Reviews_of_Really_Bad_Fanfics E350]] are a special case because they review [[SturgeonsLaw bad fanfics]] and they are the most known in their niche.

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* In FanfictionDotNet, Website/FanFictionDotNet, there are various fanfics that [[FollowTheLeader follow]] the initiative of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5448410/1/The_Insane_Critic The Insane Critic]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5967099/1/E350s_Happy_Fluffy_Reviews_of_Really_Bad_Fanfics E350]] are a special case because they review [[SturgeonsLaw bad fanfics]] and they are the most known in their niche.
23rd Dec '17 10:53:39 AM nombretomado
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* Being a collection of caustic critics is the stated mission of {{Pajiba}}. Their tagline is "Scathing Reviews. Bitchy People."

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* Being a collection of caustic critics is the stated mission of {{Pajiba}}.Website/{{Pajiba}}. Their tagline is "Scathing Reviews. Bitchy People."
16th Dec '17 9:40:44 AM pigblossom
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* An OlderThanRadio example: the Victorian critic, politician and historian Thomas Babington Macaulay's classic kicking of the then-popular poet Robert Montgomery pointedly demonstrates Montgomery's incoherent thought, garbled imagery, and occasional outright plagarism, and has been described as "an annihilating so Jove-like that the victim automatically commands the spectator's rueful sympathy." Can be read [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2333/2333-h/2333-h.htm#link2H_4_0015/ here]].
3rd Dec '17 12:39:08 PM nombretomado
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* ConfusedMatthew: He makes a point of targeting movies that were better reviewed and received than he thought they should be. He actually ends up playing devils advocate occasionally on movies that he feels got an excessive negative reaction. The common opinion he disagrees with is what has him confused.

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* ConfusedMatthew: WebVideo/ConfusedMatthew: He makes a point of targeting movies that were better reviewed and received than he thought they should be. He actually ends up playing devils advocate occasionally on movies that he feels got an excessive negative reaction. The common opinion he disagrees with is what has him confused.
2nd Dec '17 5:21:50 PM ANTMuddle
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** [[Series/TheTwilightZone1985 The 1980s revival]] had an episode called "The Misfortune Cookie," all about a nasty food critic named Harry Folger who delights in writing awful reviews, which can make or break local restaurants. He's so cruel that he starts writing negative reviews of new eateries ''before he goes to them.'' He meets his match at Mr. Lee's Chinese Cuisine, which provides magical fortune cookies which predict the future. Mr. Lee warns that the cookies will give [[LaserGuidedKarma "due fortune"]] to those who eat them, but Harry refuses to change his ways. As he storms out of Mr. Lee's, he is suddenly overcome with a horrible hunger, and finds himself on a street surrounded by Chinese restaurants: he's dead, and is going to spend eternity [[IronicEcho constantly eating the food he derided in life, but never being satisfied.]]

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** [[Series/TheTwilightZone1985 The 1980s revival]] had an episode called "The Misfortune Cookie," MisfortuneCookie," all about a nasty food critic named Harry Folger Folger, who delights in writing awful reviews, which can make or break local restaurants. He's so cruel that he starts writing negative reviews of new eateries ''before he goes to them.'' them,'' often immediately following a glowing review by his rivals. He meets his match at Mr. Lee's Chinese Cuisine, which provides magical fortune cookies which predict the future. Mr. Lee warns that the cookies will give [[LaserGuidedKarma "due fortune"]] to those who eat read them, but Harry refuses to change his ways. As he storms out of Mr. Lee's, he is suddenly overcome with a horrible hunger, and finds himself on a street surrounded by Chinese restaurants: he's dead, and is going to spend eternity [[IronicEcho constantly eating the food he derided in life, but never being satisfied.still starving.]]
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