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Criticwatch 2012 (Updated December 30, 2012)

by Erik Childress

In 2011, Peter Travers received his lowest quote total since 2004. But Shawn Edwards and Joel Amos doubled down to become the two-time reigning 1-2 Whores of the Year punch. Studios are becoming more aware that we are all aware of their little whores, so in our encouragement to cut these cancers out of the promotion game, it is becoming necessary to discourage moviegoers from attending the films praised by these junketeers and hyperbolic quote sluts. The numbers in 2012 certainly do not lie. You see any of these numbers on a commercial or in a newspaper and chances are the movie really sucks. At the very least, we hope this will prevent actual good films with critical support being infected by their poisonous pre-written word vomit. Read on to learn more and join the cause.

Find out who were The Whores of the Year for 2012

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69 - Peter Travers
29 - Pete Hammond
22 - Shawn Edwards
19 - Joel Amos
15 - Mark S. Allen
13 - Maria Salas
12 - Jeffrey Lyons
8 - Dan Jewel, Avi Offer & Cindy Pearlman
7 - Andrew Freund
6 - Jeff Craig, Mose Persico & Greg Russell


(NEW!)December 30, 2012 - The 2012 Whores of the Year
(NEW!)December 27, 2012 - The 2012 Pete Hammond Retrospective
(NEW!)December 27, 2012 - The 2012 Peter Travers Retrospective
November 30, 2012 - TraversWatch - It's Time To End This!: Part 2
November 23, 2012 - The Quote Whores Are Coming! The Quote Whores Are Coming!
November 16, 2012 - Twilight: A Quote Whore Saga
October 26, 2012 - TraversWatch: It's Time To End This!
October 19, 2012 - Getting Their Wires Crossed. Alex Cross-ed!
September 21, 2012 - The Watch Never Ends
August 24, 2012 - Hit & Run. But First, Back Up
August 11, 2012 - Peter Travers is a Worthless Piece of S***
July 27, 2012 - The Same Ol' Fierce, Mesmerizing Tricks
July 20, 2012 - The Dark Knight Rises and Film Criticism Falls
July 6, 2012 - The Savage Pete Hammond
June 29, 2012 - Three Whores And A Lesson For Studios & People Like Us
June 22, 2012 - Not Brave, No Heart: A Whore By Any Other Name
June 15, 2012 - Warner Brothers: The Rock of Quote Whores
June 8, 2012 - In Any Space, No One Should Hear (Or See) Peter Travers
June 1, 2012 - The Fairest Whore Of Them All?
May 25, 2012 - The Worst Shawn Edwards Yet
May 11, 2012 - The Dark Shadows of Film Criticism
April 13, 2012 - The Lockout Bottom Out
March 30, 2012 - Wrath of the Whores
March 23, 2012 - The Travers Games
March 8, 2012 - John Carter and the Whores of Earth
February 24, 2012 - Gone Goes The Wanderlust
February 21, 2012 - A Vow That This Means War
January 27, 2012 - No Grey Areas On The Whore's Ledge
January 14, 2012 - Shawn Edwards & Others Joyfully Take You Into The World Of Whoring


The goal is for each studio to reduce their use of Rolling Stone's Peter Travers in their ads. It is time to phase him out.

6 - Sony Classics (Damsels In Distress, To Rome With Love, Neil Young Journeys, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Smashed, Rust and Bone)
5 - Paramount (Jeff Who Lives At Home, The Dictator, Flight, Jack Reacher, Not Fade Away)
5 - Weinstein (Bully, The Master, Silver Linings Playbook, Killing Them Softly, Django Unchained)
4 - Universal (Snow White and the Huntsman, Ted, This is 40, Les Miserables)
4 - Warner Bros. (Rock of Ages, The Dark Knight Rises, The Campaign, Argo)
4 - Fox Searchlight (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Sessions, Hitchcock)
4 - Focus (Being Flynn, Paranorman, Anna Karenina, Promised Land)
4 - Sony (21 Jump Street, Hope Springs, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty)
3 - Fox (Miss Bala, Prometheus, Life of Pi)
3 - Disney (Brave, Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph)
3 - IFC (Detachment, The Moth Diaries, Your Sister's Sister)
2 - CBS Films (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Seven Psychopaths)
2 - Film District (Safety Not Guaranteed, Looper)
2 - Roadside (Friends With Kids, Arbitrage)
2 - Lions Gate (The Hunger Games, The Cabin in the Woods)
1 - Summit (The Impossible)
1 - Dreamworks (Lincoln)
1 - Tribeca (Side by Side)
1 - Magnolia (Compliance)
1 - Entertainment One (Cosmopolis)
1 - Samuel Goldwyn (Robot & Frank)
1 - Marvel (The Avengers)
1 - LD Entertainment (Killer Joe)
1 - Millennium (Bernie)
1 - Relativity (Haywire)
1 - Open Road (The Grey)
1 - Music Box (The Deep Blue Sea)
0 - Freestyle, Screen Gems

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