Yeah it's tough going by critics' opinions. They usually get it right but a lot of times it feels like they are pushing a certain social agenda that doesn't match the audience's perception.
I use Chapelle's Sticks and Stones as a prime example as I did earlier in this thread. Obviously comedy will always be the most subjective, but the critics were way off on this one. It was a hilarious special, yet they couldn't get past "wow is he really making a joke about ______ ? " And didn't seem to get the message that jokes are just jokes, and the fact they are funny is often because the topic is somewhat taboo. That's been a thing in comedy since ever. How do critics not know that?