With the rise of crowdsourcing sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp, more and more people are writing reviews of everything from electronics to bean curds, and everyone is a critic. But how do you know whether a review is any good? Presented here are reviews of reviews, by a critic of critics. You will want to read the original review first.

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Jan 15, 2019
   Ron Funches's Giggle Fit Is a Genuine Presentation of a Pleasant Enough Dude

An impersonal riposte to a personal attack on Ron Funches

Dec 7, 2018
   Jane Stanton and others at Yuk Yuks in Vancouver

A focused review of a rambling play-by-play of a standup comedy show.

Sep 14, 2018

An A+ review of a low-D review of a show called C-.

Jul 30, 2018
   Kino Cafe

One long review of six short reviews that were probably also written by one guy.

Jun 29, 2018
   "Incredibles 2" Reviewed: A Sequel in the Shadow of a Masterwork

A mature assessment of a juvenile veneration of a movie for children.

Apr 10, 2018
   Comedy Festival 2018: Fringe Wives Club in Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Reboot!

Talking man-to-man about a show by and for women.

Dec 31, 2017
   One Star: 'The Shape of Water' Is a Loopy, Lunkheaded Load of Drivel

An accurate assessment of an error-riddled review of Guillermo del Toro's latest film.

Sep 8, 2017
   VANCOUVER GREENROOM 6: Twelve Vancouver Fringe reviews (from Victoria)

A far-too-long review of four far-too-short reviews of shows coming to the Vancouver Fringe.

Aug 26, 2017
   3 Fringe plays on MODERN LIFE

A blog post with two reviews of an article with three reviews of shows at the Edmonton Fringe.

Aug 24, 2017
   Fringe review: Leash Your Potential

A five star review of a five star review of "one of the funniest performances at this year's Fringe."

Aug 23, 2017
   Fringe review: The Life Henri

A review that shouldn't be of something that should be a review but isn't.

Aug 21, 2017
   Fringe review: Instagraham

A Gen-Xer explains a Baby Boomer's misunderstanding of something Millennials are into.

Aug 8, 2017
   Character Assassination as "Comedy"

An exposé on a writer's obsession with Andy Kindler's obsession with Ricky Gervais.

Jul 25, 2017
   Beers About Songs

A well-reasoned one-star review of a bizarrely justified three-star review of a show at the Winnipeg Fringe.

Jul 19, 2017
   I’m Tired of Watching Brown Men Fall in Love With White Women Onscreen

A pseudo-comedic critique of a pseudo-intellectual critique of The Big Sick.

Jun 22, 2017
   Rory Scovel's Inconsistent New Special Is Undermined By Its Structure

Intentionally missing the point of a review that unintentionally misses the point of Rory Scovel Tries Stand-up For The First Time.

May 27, 2017
   Norm Macdonald's Career in Never Doing What You Expect

One man's opinion of one woman's opinion of Norm Macdonald.

May 25, 2017
   Barely Legal: An Underground Comedy Show

The very first review review, which spawned this whole dumb enterprise.