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there are two words for literary , film, or art criticism (both words can mean harsh judgement but not necessairly so)



 批評する:ひひょうする: review of one specific performance (showbiz event, exhibition, play, etc.) More commonly used as a verb.



 評論:ひょうろん; critique of an entire genre. More often literary (novels, ) Usually used as a noun.




........................ there are two words for finding fault with someone;



 批判: ひはん: broad meaning. to criticize something for a reason. Usually about people but can be used about books, movies, bad TV, etc.


非難 :ひなん: to just criticise someone for no reason, to nag or yell.