Mr. Spielberg customarily avoids leaky test screenings. Even Marvin Levy, his publicist of more than 30 years, said he had not yet seen the new movie.
Still, there it was, at 6:42 a.m. on Thursday: a harshly critical review on aintitcoolnews.com, from a poster who identified himself as "ShogunMaster." Rife with details from the film, the review said, "This is the Indiana Movie that you were dreading."
By that afternoon two other less critical, but less than sparkling, reviews also appeared on the Web site.
The man who posted as ShogunMaster, reached via the Web site, said he is a theater executive who saw the film at an exhibitors' screening this week. He spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid reprisal from the studio.
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