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28th Feb '17 12:25:32 PM HighCrate
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** As of 2013, you can add HangingJudge to his resume as well: White got canned the New York Film Critics Circle for repeatedly mocking the directors in attendance (once while serving as emcee!).
** He criticized ''{{Film/Gravity}}'' for '''opening on a shot of planet Earth'''. In the first sentence of the review.
** His BiasSteamroller includes:
### He prefers a simple movie with [[{{Anvilicious}} clunky social commentary]] and [[TastesLikeDiabetes Spielberg-ian appeals to emotion]] to a stylish one with a meticulously-crafted plot.
### He [[GrumpyOldMan doesn't believe in films as entertainment]].
### And when he reviews a film, he's also reviewing the [[MediaWatchdog social, critical, and commercial rot]] it (supposedly) represents.
26th Feb '17 9:17:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''HannahMontana'' has music critic Barney Bittman, played by the legendary Creator/GilbertGottfried.

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* ''HannahMontana'' ''Series/HannahMontana'' has music critic Barney Bittman, played by the legendary Creator/GilbertGottfried.
11th Feb '17 8:47:30 PM jormis29
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** Kael could be equally over-the-top when she loved a film. She penned a notorious review of ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' which compared it to Stravinksy's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' as a cultural game-changer. Though most critics still hold ''Last Tango'' in high regard, it's better remembered for its sexual content among general audiences. Similarly, she wrote a gushing review of the now-obscure ''The Last American Hero'', upholding it as one of the '70s greatest films. Even ''The Killer Elite'', generally considered among Creator/SamPeckinpah's worst movies, inspired a several thousand word essay espousing its greatness. More than one critic accused Kael of hypocrisy for attacking the auteur theory while reflexively promoting directors (Peckinpah, Creator/RobertAltman and Creator/BrianDePalma, in particular) whom she liked.

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** Kael could be equally over-the-top when she loved a film. She penned a notorious review of ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' which compared it to Stravinksy's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' as a cultural game-changer. Though most critics still hold ''Last Tango'' in high regard, it's better remembered for its sexual content among general audiences. Similarly, she wrote a gushing review of the now-obscure ''The Last American Hero'', ''Film/TheLastAmericanHero'', upholding it as one of the '70s greatest films. Even ''The Killer Elite'', ''Film/TheKillerElite'', generally considered among Creator/SamPeckinpah's worst movies, inspired a several thousand word essay espousing its greatness. More than one critic accused Kael of hypocrisy for attacking the auteur theory while reflexively promoting directors (Peckinpah, Creator/RobertAltman and Creator/BrianDePalma, in particular) whom she liked.
14th Jan '17 1:15:57 PM Lemia
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* Deconstructed in Richard Wolkomir's autobiographical story "The Best Criticism I Ever Received" published in an 1986 ''Reader's Digest'' issue. Wolkomir, as a young man, thought that imitating the CausticCritic style of his school newspaper editor was the best way to write his own reviews and completely savaged a theater production [[AccentuateTheNegative in spite of]] recognizing that the actors were sincerely doing the best they could with their limited experience and budget. He felt smugly proud about how creative his insults in the review had been, until the manager of that theater production told him bluntly, [[WhatTheHellHero "You hurt a lot of people."]] This incident motivated him to avert this trope in his later professional reviews by being more [[ConstructiveCriticism constructive]] and positive in them.
1st Jan '17 9:07:54 PM Prometheus117
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* ''WebVideo/TheRageaholic'' reviews and critiques movies, videogames, and music with no hesitation to AccentuateTheNegative to something he freely admits to not liking, with the added twists of [[MotorMouth a witty, fast-talking nature]], [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness a very large vocabulary]], and a liberal usage of pictures to get his point across. He proudly lists Creator/DennisMiller as his main inspiration, but [[BerserkButton woe betide to those who call him a clone of]] [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]. He also has a [[BerserkButton chip on his shoulder]] towards large videogame publishers.
** Uniquely, he's also not afraid to mock, comedically or seriously, other Caustic Critics like Yahtzee, Creator/JimSterling, Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses (specifically [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]), and many others.
30th Dec '16 5:28:19 AM Odacon_Spy
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* One of the elusive targets in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' was a [[https://youtu.be/1vzLHvru8xE?t=30s food critic]] infamous for his ruthlessly scathing reviews towards any dish or presentation that was less than perfect. He was marked for death for driving a Singaporean chef to suicide for presenting him with some slightly over-chilled ''ice water'', which he reviewed as:
-->'''Critic:''' I'd never in my life had to drink an insult. Sadly, that was the case today. There are monkeys that drink their own effluence. They have a better experience than I did at The Singapore Food Market.
18th Dec '16 1:14:11 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''Forbes'' film critic Scott Mendelson tends to be this from time to time. In fact, user comments to his negative review of a critically acclaimed film (for example, one of the reasons why he gave a negative review of ''Film/ThePeanutsMovie'' is due to him not being a fan of ''Franchise/Peanuts'') tend to be directed towards him.

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* ''Forbes'' online film critic Scott Mendelson tends to be this from time to time. In fact, user comments to his negative review of a critically acclaimed film (for example, one of the reasons why he gave a negative review of ''Film/ThePeanutsMovie'' is due to him personally not being a fan of ''Franchise/Peanuts'') ''Franchise/{{Peanuts}}'' and that he loathed every time that Charlie Brown failed, which is actually a popular RunningGag in the comic strip) tend to be directed towards him.
18th Dec '16 1:11:09 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''Forbes'' film critic Scott Mendelson tends to be this from time to time. In fact, user comments to his negative review of a critically acclaimed film (for example, one of the reasons why he gave a negative review of ''Film/ThePeanutsMovie'' is due to him not being a fan of ''Franchise/Peanuts'') tend to be directed towards him.
23rd Nov '16 6:25:40 AM Drope
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* Alex from ''WebVideo/IHateEverything'' is a [[TheMeanBrit grumpy Englishman]] that hates "everything", including the worst reviewed movies of all time (a quest which he dubs "The Search of the Worst"), stupid Internet culture, franchise overexposition, questionable media practices and anything that annoys him in general, all while maintaining a deadpan, but still angry tone.

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* Alex from ''WebVideo/IHateEverything'' is a [[TheMeanBrit grumpy Englishman]] that hates "everything", including the worst reviewed from terrible movies of all time (a quest which he dubs "The Search of the Worst"), stupid Internet culture, franchise overexposition, questionable media practices and anything that annoys him in general, to specific fandoms to entire websites, all while maintaining a deadpan, but still angry tone.
22nd Nov '16 4:47:19 PM Drope
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* Alex from ''WebVideo/IHateEverything'' is a [[TheMeanBrit grumpy Englishman]] that hates "everything", including the worst reviewed movies of all time (a quest which he dubs "The Search of the Worst"), stupid Internet culture, franchise overexposition and questionable media practices in general, all while maintaining a deadpan, but still angry tone.

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* Alex from ''WebVideo/IHateEverything'' is a [[TheMeanBrit grumpy Englishman]] that hates "everything", including the worst reviewed movies of all time (a quest which he dubs "The Search of the Worst"), stupid Internet culture, franchise overexposition and overexposition, questionable media practices and anything that annoys him in general, all while maintaining a deadpan, but still angry tone.
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