ADJ

bitter, fierce, harsh, hostile, severe, trenchant
She is one of her husband's severest critics
outspoken, vocal, vociferous
persistent
chief, great, leading, major
He is now a major critic of the nuclear industry

VERB + CRITIC

prove wrong
She is looking for a chance to prove her critics wrong

CRITIC + VERB

accuse sb
Critics accused the government of giving in to pressure from the tobacco companies
argue sth, believe sth, claim sth, charge sth, fear sth, point sth out, say sth, suggest sth
Critics point out that poverty still exists
be right/wrong

PREP

~ of
an outspoken critic of government policy

ADJ

good, great, incisive
distinguished, influential
art, drama, film, literary, music, restaurant, social, television, theatre

CRITIC + VERB

hail sth, praise sth
The film was hailed by critics as a triumphant piece of realism
attack sth, pan sth, slate sth
The play was panned by critics
describe sth
Critics described the paintings as worthless rubbish