"At the Movies" critics Ben Mankiewicz and Ben Lyons have dished it out and taken it since joining the show last fall.
That's especially true for Lyons, who's gotten heat from fellow critics and others for hobnobbing with Hollywood insiders and his alleged quest for blurb glory in movie ads. They don't like his reviews much, either.
While everyone's entitled to their opinion, Mankiewicz said, the thumbs-down for his colleague is "just wrong."
"Nobody who meets him is going to doubt that this guy knows a lot about film and is thoughtful about it, is interested and wants to talk about it," he said. "Everything came through this prism of presuming that he's young and didn't know what he was talking about."