I have made my fair share of jokes about reviews of this film, but I feel like criticism being thrown against this movie for purely political reasons is a very small minority. I know the EW review just seems lazy, dismissive even, as the furthest it goes in really evaluating the film is saying that Phoenix gives a good performance and it outright refuses to grade the film (though one could say that the refusal to grade the film is noble as the reviewer KNOWS she wouldn't be able to evaluate the film from a technical or truly critical standpoint given political stance, however publishing the review at all, especially listing in on RT, kind of ruins that nobleness). And of course Ehrlich's review and the subsequent "incel-friendly" article header probably falls into that category of shallow criticism as well.
HOWEVER, I don't believe that saying that a film's message or themes are muddled, unclear, or lack necessary complexity is invalid criticism, and that's honestly what I've heard a lot of. Analysis of a movie's themes and the way the movie conveys those themes is a major part of film criticism. I've seen criticism that the film that the screenplay isn't sophisticated enough to handle its weighty themes or fully say what it wishes to say. Even many positive reviews of the film criticize the screenplay from a macro standpoint (I haven't heard anything about dialogue really). For example, Chris Evangelista's 8/10 review says this:
BBC's 3/5 (counted ultimately as rotten) review similarly says that the film's screenplay is too "superficial" to truly be taken as the social commentary it likely wishes to be (and the review in general is about as apolitical as a movie review of this nature can be, and of course not an American review).
For some critics, screenplay holds more weight on how they view a film than others. And that's not necessarily political, just personal preference. It's not like there exists an objective weighing of aspects of film.
I'm only saying that to dismiss every negative review and every piece of criticism along with it, assuming their distaste for the film to be purely political, is not the right mindset and it's easy for it to become that way. It feels like certain (select few) reviews ruined it for others that wish to criticize the film, simply by taking an overly shallow approach to their criticism or refusing to look deeper into analyzing a movie they've deemed not worth their time.
Especially because about nobody here has seen the film, being overly defensive of it is a bit silly.
I personally feel I'll like it based on both the criticisms (which I don't feel would become too overbearing for me) and praise, but I'm not about to dismiss all criticism as almost a political counter-effort. Sorry that I wrote an essay.