"This case has a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what have yous"--Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski
"Dunk your whiskers in this."--William Demarest, feeding a snake in The Lady Eve
Those are two favorites--Preston Sturges' films are probably the most quotable of them all. As for film reviews:
"The sisters aren't just doing it for themselves, they're doing it to themselves"--Pauline Kael on the movie Beaches
"The film I Walk Alone should, like three or four other pictures, walk alone, tinkling a little bell and shouting "Unclean!"
(This quote's only funny if you know about the medieval custom of making lepers announcing their presence whenever in a town.
David Thomson on the ending of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and its punchline. "No sirt! This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
Thomson's response: "Adherence to the legend at the expense of facts will ruin America--the work is well under way. And lovers of the movies should consider how far film has helped the undermining."
Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.
Richard von Busack's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer
because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.