New York Times Review of Atlas Shrugged Part II

MANOHLA DARGIS

It was an abysmal review, but it was lazy. Granted, Part I and Part II of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy have not been received well, but they have certainly been received by more than the “faithful” that the author refers to in her article in the New York Times on October 14th. Her review is well-written, with several cheap shots at the actors and the content. That didn’t bother me as much as her intellectual laziness. Her criticism of the dialogue and the plot are indicative of someone who has shallow, second-hand knowledge of Ayn Rand, her writing, and her philosophy. I think she unfairly criticized the movie before she understood what the creators were doing.

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