A very sad day indeed...
Apr 4 - 03:07 PM
Greatest movie critic ever. Period. He'll be missed.
Apr 4 - 03:08 PM
His taste in films was a good one. His prescence will be missed.
Apr 4 - 03:09 PM
That sucks. That really does. Roger has been around since I started getting into movies. His voice was a constant in my life, helping to shape me and my tastes, and though I have disagreed with him from time to time, he was one of my favorite critics, and his courage in dealing with his condition can and will serve as an inspiration for many.
RIP Mr. Ebert. You will be missed. My condolences to his wife. I need to go smoke a fat one.
Apr 4 - 03:18 PM
Apr 5 - 08:12 AM
RIP... He will be missed.
Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert. A personal favorite to many devoted fans, you will be dearly missed.
Apr 4 - 03:25 PM
One of my top, Favorite-Critic,... Roger Ebert.
He will be extremely-missed. God-Bless-him.
Apr 4 - 03:33 PM
What a sad day. He was almost like a family member to me. I started reading his reviews regularly about six years ago. He really changed how I think about movies and in a way helped shape who I am today. I always wished I could have met him.
Apr 4 - 03:34 PM
RIP Roger, definitely the most influential critic of all time.
Apr 4 - 03:45 PM
Oh man. RIP Roger Ebert. You helped make movie criticism what it is today. Without you, this website might not even exist. Thank you so much for your contributions to the film industry Roger Ebert.
Apr 4 - 03:46 PM
CHICAGO-Calling the overall human experience "poignant," "thought-provoking," and a "complete tour de force," film critic Roger Ebert praised existence Thursday as "an audacious and thrilling triumph." "While not without its flaws, life, from birth to death, is a masterwork, and an uplifting journey that both touches the heart and challenges the mind," said Ebert, adding that while the totality of all humankind is sometimes "a mess in places," it strives to be a magnum opus and, according to Ebert, largely succeeds at this goal. "At times brutally sad, yet surprisingly funny, and always completely honest, I wholeheartedly recommend existence. If you haven?t experienced it yet, then what are you waiting for? It is not to be missed." Ebert later said that while human existence?s running time was "a little on the long side," it could have gone on much, much longer and he would have been perfectly happy.
Apr 4 - 03:49 PM
Diego John Tutweiller
Everyone is acting like they've loved Ebert this whole time, but if you look back at all of the comments on his reviews, it's not even close. So stop acting like you miss him when you flipped shit over his review of Die Hard.
Apr 4 - 03:51 PM
I dunno, people not agreeing with what other people say about films is normal for even though I have many brothers and sisters we all don't like the same films with each other! Their may be some who hate Ebert in it's entirety but that is because they're young and childish!
Apr 4 - 04:01 PM
He was never my favorite, but you cannot deny what he did for the industry.
Apr 4 - 05:11 PM
I liked him, and it's natural to disagree with someone, but you can't say you miss someone who's gone after saying that you "wish they'd get ass-raped by a silverback gorilla and die of AIDS." (Actual quote).
Apr 4 - 08:57 PM
He was one of the only intellectuals in the realm of film criticism. For one, I couldn't find that quote myself, so I'm asking you where you got it from. Number two, he battled through thyroid cancer, and that resulted in his inability to speak, eat or drink, and he went on providing reviews. This is a man I look up to, and even if he did say that, it doesn't make him any less of a film critic than he was. Quentin Tarantino slapped a cameraman, does that make him any less of a FILMMAKER than he is ? No, but it shows that he's lesser of a person than we had initially thought. These are two distinctly different things, so sure, you can say that he wasn't a great person (although basing that on one quote is quite weak evidence), you cannot deny that he was a huge influence on the film industry.
Apr 5 - 06:39 AM
If someone did say those things or similar to that effect than as I've said they must be young and mental- I've even read some of those juvenile comments myself which was why I don't read them anymore just because I know most adults would not say those kind of things! But I am confident that it's not one of the users submitting a comment on here since everyone so far appear to be mature and adult! People who are capable to say stuff like that would be young, and would not know anything about the influence of "Siskel & Ebert" at all!
Apr 5 - 03:21 PM
My sister gave me Mr. Ebert's autobiography, "Life Itself", this past Christmas. It's already become one of the most treasured gifts in my life. I also treasure the many DVDs I burned with "Siskel & Ebert" episodes, including their Best and Worst of the year shows from 1983-1998. RIP, Roger Ebert.
Apr 4 - 03:53 PM
And, btw, one could argue that the very existence of RT is an ongoing tribute to the life and careers of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.
Apr 4 - 03:55 PM
Can't believe, There will be no more film review on his website!
Apr 4 - 03:59 PM
Arguably the greatest movie critic of our time. Roger will be dearly missed.
I bet Siskel has saved a seat for him up in film heaven.
Apr 4 - 04:05 PM
I give this guy two thumbs up! R.I.P. both Gene Siskel and now Roger Ebert. The balcony may be closed, but they are opened forever.
Roger's the reason I SEE movies more than watch them. I loved his writing voice and will miss his contributions. I'm REALLY sad.
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