We鈥檝e all binge-watched聽a Netflix original series or two, but the streaming service has started rolling out original feature-length movies, too. Its first聽big-budget movie, Bright, starring Will Smith and available on December 22, hasn鈥檛 exactly been embraced by critics, but that hasn鈥檛 stopped the director from embracing the reviews.

In a review on Indiewire, writer David Ehrlich said the film was the worst of 2017. He called it 鈥減rofoundly awful,鈥 further describing the sci-fi cop flick as 鈥減ainfully derivative鈥 and downright 鈥渄ull.鈥 They鈥檙e harsh criticisms, for sure, but when director David Ayer read the review, he reacted in the most positive way possible.

鈥淭his is going on my fridge. Highest compliment is a strong reaction either way,鈥 he tweeted at the writer. But it didn鈥檛 stop there 鈥 the director also took the time to note Ehrlich鈥檚 writing skills. 鈥淭his is a f*cking epic review. It鈥檚 a big fun movie. You can sure string words together, Mr. Ehrlich. I鈥檇 love to read any script you鈥檝e written.鈥

Talk about a lesson in taking criticism well! The writer responded with much nicer words this time around, praising the director for his kindess and letting him know it was nothing personal.

鈥淵ou鈥檙e a good man, Mr. Ayer,鈥 Ehrlich wrote. 鈥淚鈥檒l be waiting with fresh eyes for whatever comes next.鈥

Ayer replied earnestly, writing, 鈥淚 really appreciate that. Every movie is a labor of love for me. I鈥檝e never chased the audience, and I know my work can be polarizing. I鈥檝e lived a crazy love and I guess my movies reflect that.鈥

In a time when online discourse seems to descend too frequently into anger and arguments, it鈥檚 refreshing to see two people be respectful of each other 鈥 especially when someone鈥檚 feelings are very much at stake. The best part? It actually made us want to watch Bright even more.

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