critic - critical - critique

critic - critical - critique
'critic'
Critic is a noun. A critic is a person who writes reviews and expresses opinions in newspapers or on television about books, films, music, or art.

What did the New York critics have to say about the production?

...comments by a couple of television critics.

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'critical'
You do not use critic as an adjective. The adjective which means `relating to the work of a critic' is critical. When critical has this meaning, you only use it in front of a noun.

I was planning a serious critical study of Shakespeare.

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Critical has two other meanings. For both these meanings, critical can be used either in front of a noun or after a verb.
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If you are critical of someone or something, you express disapproval of them.

Whole groups of nations adopted a more critical attitude towards apartheid.

He had long been critical of Conservative policy.

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A critical time or situation is extremely important or serious.

This was a critical moment in his career.

The problem of food supplies is bound to be critical.

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'critique'
Critique is a noun. A critique is a written analysis and judgement of a situation or of a person's work. Critique is a formal word.

...an intelligent and incisive critique of our society.

In 1954, Golub published `A Critique of Abstract Expressionism'.

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'review'
You do not refer to an item written in a newspaper by a critic as a `critique'. You call it a review.

...a book review.

He hadn't even given the play a bad review.

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