Nonsense. There is no "they" here. As John Simon's editor for over a decade (at NY magazine and Bloomberg), I can assure you that no one puts words in his mouth (or copy). Love him or hate him, what can't be denied is his ability to surprise. An apt comparison here, in re Moulin Rouge, is his review of Fela!, which he loved and described as a "gesamtkunstwerk," a total work of art.