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It seems to me as though (on rottentomatoesdotcom) critics always prefer movies that are very simplistic. For example, there's a movie called Rubber, which is about a sentient tire wreaking havoc with his psychic powers (and yes, it somehow is a male).

Recently I saw A Ghost Story. It didn't make it to any cinemas near me, so I had to wait to get it on video—I thought I was going to like it. I barely survived the viewing. There was almost no dialogue (save for a faux intellectual monologue in the middle) and there was a five minute scene where the titular ghost watches his old lover eat a pie.
The whole thing seemed to come from the mind of a person who overestimates his/her own poor imagination.

Do you find that critics seem to have a unique, albeit superior taste, or do you find yourself disagreeing with them?
 

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Critics are people after all and everyone has different tastes. That doesn't mean that I do not look for a movie's judgement online though reading/watching a single commentary should not encourage/discourage you to watch a movie if you do so as well; Personally, I rather trust the evaluation of multiple people, watch the movie/series myself and get my own opinion.

I - for example - liked the retake on Stephen King's It way more than the original (even though I still do love Tim Curry's Pennywise!) despite the changes that were made story wise; if I would've listened to these few so-called film experts I wouldn't have had the pleasant surprise I actually had. Critics don't know my taste at all - neither yours.

Fortunately, on the website I'm usually active there's a function to see how much your taste in films resembles another user's one - so it is a bit easier to find out whether you could like it. But, y'know - experience it by yourself. It should be magic to watch a new movie, shouldn't it?

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Edit: Also, it's possible that some of them get paid for this - and figuring out who does/who does not will take more time than actually seeing it.
 

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Well obviously taste in movies is largely subjective. Their tastes differ from yours because they are not you.

On the other hand, people who are seriously/professionally into art seem to predictably like works that are

1. avant-garde
2. meta
3. more style than substance

These definitely apply to Rubber, and your description of the other movie suggests that it fits these criteria as well.
 
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