A physicist I know submitted his article to Physics Review Letters, and the article was rejected. In the rejection letter, PRL sent him the two reviews upon which the judgment was based. OK, the normal reaction would be to do a bit of appropriate revising and try another journal, maybe one without such a high standard. However, this acquaintance has decided to send a rebuttal to the reviews, showing why (he thinks) they are mistaken, in the hopes of having the article reviewed again. I never heard of a physics journal giving "second chances", but my experience is limited. Does anyone know whether he has a snowball's chance in Hades to get more than a one-line form letter back from PRL, politely telling him to give up and go away?