My favorite website of late is called Quora, and I spend a lot of time there answering question and reading spectacular answers by experts on subjects I'm curious about.
Today I saw this question: How do screenwriters feel about bad reviews, in particular claims of formulaic writing? The questioner continued: For example, this week's rips apart Bad Teacher("Academic Questions," July 4, 2011) and even says that one scene was lifted from Cool Hand Luke.
NOTE: my answer has been revised in light of the flurry of bad reviews for Conan The Barbarian. Read it here:
How do screenwriters feel about bad reviews, in particular claims of formulaic writing?