Arguably the greatest movie critic ever, and a favourite critic among many people who'd check reviews.
He will be missed.
Apr 4 - 02:15 PM
No doubt, Before I saw a movie, I always read his review first
Apr 4 - 07:16 PM
Apr 5 - 03:16 AM
mee too :)
Apr 5 - 09:28 AM
Apr 5 - 12:49 PM
as did i one of the only critics i trusted with reviewing my entertainment
Apr 5 - 06:22 PM
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The hell is wrong with you?
Apr 5 - 10:54 PM
You are so, so, stupid. He had one of the biggest influences on movie critics.
Apr 6 - 01:04 AM
Now we'll never be able to do that again for a movie that comes out after The Host :(
Apr 6 - 04:56 PM
i agree wid u. he gave good reviews to some very bad films. but overall he was a class apart. period.
Apr 4 - 11:09 PM
And you really feel the need to prove that, among all your rights, on his tribute column? Do your actual reviews just not get enough views?
Apr 7 - 12:59 AM
Must have accidentally clicked on Samya. I meant the guy Samya was responding to.
Apr 7 - 08:31 PM
I think you meant to say his tastes were different than yours. Welcome to the world of movie critics.
Apr 5 - 07:31 AM
Couldn't disagree more...There are some films that he loved which I thought he would never even be able to relate to .
Apr 5 - 10:33 AM
he liked most movies most movies are bad
Apr 5 - 01:47 PM
I usually agreed more with Siskel.
Apr 5 - 05:27 PM
I like him but I prefer Peter Travers =D
Apr 5 - 01:52 PM
Was my go-to critic. Discovered him through this site many, many years ago (We didn't get At The Movies in Australia, but I've caught up somewhat on YouTube). R.I.P.
Apr 4 - 02:22 PM
Very, very sad. He changed the face of film criticism forever and he'll be missed.
Apr 4 - 02:23 PM
What a sad day for movie goers everywhere. Roger Ebert was my favorite critic of all time. :(
Sad day for the film world. Roger's reviews rarely stoped me from watching a film(although I don't think I'll be watching North any time soon)but I watched many based on his praise. I know I'll still be having conversations with him in my mind for the rest of my life.
Apr 4 - 02:28 PM
The first time I saw him was in "Sneak Previews" and have owned almost all of his books- all I can say is that his reviews will stand throughout the test of time!
Apr 4 - 02:40 PM
I remember watching Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel in 1983 on the Phil Donahue Show griping and complaining about the exploitation of women in Slasher Films; they screened moments from TOOLBOX MURDERS and NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN for us youngsters watching at home and the more Siskel and Ebert Griped and Complained about slasher films, the more I wanted to see them--I was 12 years old in '83 and went to the video store and rented I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE shortly thereafter (which has a styrong female lead in Camille Keaton [Buster Keaton's Grand-Daughter]). Incidentally, Siskel and Ebert both praised John Carpenter's Halloween for its portrayal of a strong woman.///Roger Ebert taught me how to watch films -- hey, SEVENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE have at some point or another viewed my R-T page so, Mr. Ebert must have had a good influence on me. 77,226 people wouldn't have clicked on my page if my stuff was boring - there must be some entertaining component to what I do.
Apr 4 - 06:34 PM
He did change how some movies were made because I remember he gave negative ratings on one of the "Friday The 13th" films while watching it with an audience, and in his review it said 'young teenage males were chanting - we want boobs- we want boobs", and of course producers of "Friday the 13th" also read Ebert's review and responded with not just gore but with more nudity this time!
Apr 5 - 12:56 PM
Every time when I would check movie reviews will would always look at his review only. Very sad that such a great man would die from such a painful disease. One of the greatest movie critics that this world will ever see. He's in a better place now. Goodbye Mr. Ebert and I give your career "two thumbs up". R.I.P. Roger Ebert (1942-2013).
Apr 4 - 02:48 PM
Well said my friend. Well said.
Apr 4 - 11:28 PM
Apr 5 - 08:09 AM
Well said indeed.
Apr 5 - 10:34 AM
Great Film critic. RIP homes
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Now all I have let for movie reviews is Peter Travers :(
Apr 4 - 02:50 PM
Travers is no where near the heights of this guy.
Apr 4 - 05:21 PM
Its a day of mourning for movielovers and film critics around the world. I may have had my disagreements with plenty of his reviews, but it's unfortunate that we will never see another review from him again. The world of cinema seems a less brighter place with him gone. R.I.P. Roger Ebert.
Apr 4 - 02:55 PM
He and Siskel were criticized for shorthanding film criticism down to two thumbs, but that wasn't entirely fair. For those who wanted more, they could read past the rating. Meanwhile, many others discovered movies they never otherwise would have through their championing of underdog films -- and, yes, supplying a pair of upraised thumbs for these little movies to flaunt. I always thought he was a little soft on many mediocre movies, but his passion for film is hard to surpass. RIP, Mr. Ebert.
Thank you Mr. Ebert, for all the thoughtful, quality reviews and your genuine love of movies. Rest in peace
Apr 4 - 02:56 PM
Sad day indeed. My personal favorite of all time and one of the few which I actually paid attention. One of the titans of his industry, to say the least.
Apr 4 - 02:58 PM
It's a sad day indeed. He was arguably the face of movie criticism. Even if I didn't always agree with his views I have a respect for him that no other professional film critic will ever have.
R.I.P. Mr. Ebert. Your legacy will not be forgotten.
Apr 4 - 03:00 PM
Terrible news. Ebert was my favorite film critic ever, and one I always respected ever when he gave negative reviews to films I loved. It's almost hard to believe that he's not going to be there reviewing films on their opening week anymore.
On a side note, doesn't this make The Host the last movie to ever be reviewed by Roger Ebert? Who would have thought? I get the feeling it's going to get a reputation as being the movie that "was so bad it killed Roger Ebert". As if it wasn't already the butt of jokes.
Apr 4 - 03:01 PM
Siskels last review was also a terrible film...interesting
Apr 5 - 02:25 PM
According to Jim Emerson, the film that enjoyed the privilege of being the last one he reviewed may have been To the Wonder.
Apr 6 - 07:44 PM
I think he released a couple reviews, including The Host, on the same day. But Simply Irresistible and The Host sort of go well together as the lame romances that Siskel and Ebert, respectively, ended their careers by telling us not to see.
Apr 7 - 01:04 AM
He actually gave the host film a 2.5 out of 4 which is actually an alright score when you think about it.
Apr 14 - 07:59 AM
It was so long ago when I read his first review and, while a didn't always agree with him, he gradually became one of my favorites. I learned about his accomplishments and international respect afterwards. It makes me proud to say that I'm a member of his fraternity. I will miss his humor and depth.
Apr 4 - 03:02 PM
Transcendence, Sabotage, Shōgun...
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Horror spin-off of The Conjuring
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