You won’t be surprised if I tell you that I’ve read more Atlas Shrugged movie reviews than I should have. The professional reviewers, almost to a person, despised it. The vast majority of ordinary people who saw it and wrote comments liked it.
Hard-core Rand fans also generally seem to like it. Now, from self-described “Ayn Rand freak”, libertarian science fiction author L. Neil Smith, comes what I’ve been waiting for – the most interesting and spot on review that I’ve seen. He also explains the reaction of what he terms the bedwetting liberal critics.
If you haven’t read any Atlas Shrugged reviews, I suggest you read this one. It’s almost as entertaining and informative as the movie itself.
Steve Buckstein is senior policy analyst and founder at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization.