Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 02, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Does anyone quote reviews anymore?

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    ronaldspence  4 months ago

    there are a lot of professions like that for good or ill!

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    BasilBruce  4 months ago

    To be fair, I didn’t give a d@mn about film reviews even before smartphones.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  4 months ago

    I give this comic two thumbs down.

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    Bilan  4 months ago

    Rat, didn’t you hear what Goat said? He’s a professional. It means he gets paid to do what those 7 billion people do for free.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Cold Rat , Cold !

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    _lounger_  4 months ago

    love Rat when he’s so sensitive and nurturing…

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    Troglodyte  4 months ago

    Seven billion phones? And all of them smartphones with data plans? That sounds more than a little exaggerated.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 4 months ago

    But he gets paid and publishes books, right? Right???

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Bob, Bob the movie man, some films he likes, some he pans!

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 4 months ago

    That has been going on ever since YouTube launched

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 4 months ago

    There are 8 billion people now, so more reviews!

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    Croc Holliday  4 months ago

    Movies are for the fans, not the critics. I really don’t care what some snobbish, self-important blowhard thinks about the latest film. The only blowhard whose opinion on films matters to me is me.

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    Ellis97  4 months ago

    Who reads reviews anyways? Definitely not Hollywood.

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    txmystic  4 months ago

    The Siskel & Ebert estates have a valid claim to sue any social media company using the thumbs-up/thumbs-down “like” features!

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    david_42  4 months ago

    I learned many decades ago to ignore professional film critics, what they look for has nothing to do with how entertaining a film is.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 4 months ago

    Rat’s personal film critic squirt gun is filled with Rotten Tomato juice. Who can blame him? It has all been down hill since the Double Secret Probation version of “Animal House”. Who’s with me? AAaaaaayyyaaaa… ToGA ToGA ToGa

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 4 months ago

    “NOPE” Nope.

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    doesntplaywellwithothers  4 months ago

    I generally do not like the movies that critics rate highly.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Everyone’s got an opinion…..just watch TicToc

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    Bookworm  4 months ago

    “And what is the use of a book . . . without pictures or conversations?” Alice pondered before her adventures in Wonderland. Today, she’d wonder, “And what is the use of a movie . . . without gratuitous violence and explosions?”

    That’s what movie, book, and drama critics are for.

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    DiminishedFirst  4 months ago

    Do cynics think that IMDB reviews are somehow inflated, like Amazon has been accused of? Regardless, I have found that any show or movie with 10K+ IMDB reviews averaging >9 are generally worthwhile programs. There are undoubtedly exceptions…see below ;-)

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    pheets  4 months ago

    Rat is Right.

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    InuYugiHakusho  4 months ago

    Do those 7 billion people get paid for their reviews?

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    And everyone of their opinions usually stink…..

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    CaveCat87  4 months ago

    Rat obviously does not know the difference between a professional and an amateur.

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    Goat from PBS  4 months ago

    The thing is, does anyone listen to the 7,000,000,000 people with phones? I know what genre I like.

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    JustMe  4 months ago

    OMG!!! I am stealing that last line HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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    jsimpso1  4 months ago

    Rat’s giving too much credit to the influence of critics. Too many critically reviewed movies were box office smashes and vice versa.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I go to rotten tomatoes for reviews. The audience reviews, definitely not the critics.

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    At his age, he’s also got one in his Depends.

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    Olddog04  4 months ago

    I never paid attention to critics. I’ve always heard that critics are people that failed in the field they are criticizing. That’s pretty accurate.

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    The Brooklyn Accent  4 months ago

    I’d rather have a reviewer, one whose tastes I know align with mine, than a critic. To paraphrase Spider Robinson, “A critic tells you if it’s Art. A reviewer tells you if it’s any fun to see.”

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    kmccjoe1  4 months ago

    I love rat’s comment!

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    Judith Crist panned THE SOUND OF MUSIC,for all the good it did her.

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    oh I stopped regarding reviewers back in the 80’s. If there’s a movie I like, I will like it, regardless of what a so called film critic thinks of it. Some of the best movies have been the worst criticized.

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    cmxx  4 months ago

    Not all smartphone owners do that.

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    knight1192a  4 months ago

    Except most folks post on their cellphones don’t give actual reviews. For most it’s always something like “It sucked, 0 stars. Dont waste your money.” or “That movie was really awsome! Just tell them to shup up and take my money. Two thumbs way up.” Nothing actually telling you why the movie was good or bad. Totally unhelpful, like most professional film critics.

    In my tenth grade English class we had to do movie reviews. Were we to do what most folks posting a review on a cellphone does, my teacher would have failed us. But it did teach me something I already suspected, the professional film critics are over paid. Anyone can be a film critic, and could before the rise of cellphones.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Rat’s The Film Critic Critic!!

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    DonCoyote®  4 months ago

    “League of Super Pets” was horrible.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Rat is so acerbic that Robert’s job should go to him!

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