I ask this hypothetical question in response to some of the recent and archived movie reviews I've been reading up on. Those renown critics such as Ebert, Travis, Maltin, Berardinelli, and the likes seems to know that makes a good film or a particular scenes great so this got me thinking if whether they had the ingenuity to translate that creativity into film direction. How hypocritical would they be? Are some cliches unavaoidable? How would they have told it differently? Who would they cast? In contrast, we have some of the most talented and respected directors who are great exponents of film and film-making. Some were film students while others were students of film who would often deliver their critiques. For example, Spielberg, Tarantino, Scorsese, Stone, & Aronofsky. So given the situation (good script), would film critics make good directors? If so, who?