No, you're right. But Pauline Kael really hated the OT and took every opportunity to bash it. However my point is, that if every critic was truly listened to and adhered to, no one would make it in Hollywood. This is true, but only more so because of the internet which has become the breeding ground for amateur critics. Before then, there were opinions to be sure, but there was a lack of a forum for uniting them. Of course not. The public can say what they want. That is their right. What is not their right is demanding it be a certain way, because they don't like it. Or thinking that he owes them. They can voice that opinion, but expecting a reality is another matter all together.