Comparing the critics to themselves

Beautiful Atrocities has an interesting look at how critics reacted to Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Passion of the Christ.

A.O. Scott, New York Times:

F9/11: Mr. Moore’s populist instincts have never been sharper…he is a credit to the republic.
Passion: Gibson has exploited the popular appetite for terror and gore for what he and his allies see as a higher end.

William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

F9/11: A masterful job of ridiculing the personality, intellect and employment resum

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