Degrees or not, it all boils down to a matter of opinion. Why else would so many similarly educated film critic have such varying opinions on movies? Siskel and Ebert disagreed quite vehemently with each other constantly. Because like I said, all they are doing, bottom line, is expressing an opinion, and quite frankly, I find a lot of these educated critics with all these degrees rather pompous and arrogant, and think that their opinion is more important than anyone else's. Guess what? It ain't, I don't care how smart you think you are.