The Best Film Critics - Old and New (2016)

by AaronMacInnis | created - 15 Apr 2016 | updated - 15 Apr 2016 | Public

The best film critics of the past generation and the new generation of today.

1. Roger Ebert

Actor | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies

Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and ...

Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic...

2. Gene Siskel

Writer | Sneak Previews

Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was married to Marlene Siskel. He died on February 20, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois.

3. Andrew Sarris

Writer | Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed

Andrew Sarris was born on October 31, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Molly Haskell. He died on June 20, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

4. J. Hoberman

Actor | Trigon Fire

J. Hoberman was born as James Hoberman. He is an actor, known for Trigon Fire (1989), Breaking Good (2012) and Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005).

5. Pauline Kael

Self | The Magical Eye

Pauline Kael was born in Petaluma, CA, in 1919, and attended the University of California at Berkeley in the 1930s. She tried and failed to work as a playwright in her 20s, and began writing film reviews as a freelance writer for film journals in the 1950s. After success with national magazines in ...

6. Leonard Maltin

Actor | Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Leonard Maltin is one of the most recognized and respected film critics of our time. He recently completed his 30th season with the long-running television show, Entertainment Tonight (1981).

Maltin was born on Friday, December 18th, 1950, in New York City and grew up in suburban Teaneck, New Jersey...

Leonard Maltin is one of the most recognized and respected film critics of our time. He recently completed his 30th season with the long-running television show, Entertainment Tonight. Maltin was born on December 18, 1950 in New York City and grew up in suburban Teaneck, New Jersey. He credits the huge volume of old movies shown on New York television - and access to the City's famous revival theaters...

7. Peter Travers

Writer | US Magazine Looks at the '70s

Peter Travers is a writer, known for US Magazine Looks at the '70s (1980), Showbiz Today (1984) and Popcorn with Peter Travers (2009).

8. Joel Siegel

Actor | Deathtrap

Joel Siegel was born on July 7, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joel Steven Siegel. He was an actor, known for Deathtrap (1982), Hotel (1983) and Kids' Court (1988). He was married to Ena Swansea, Melissa DeMayo, Jane Kessler and Karen Oshman. He died on June 29, 2007 in New York City, New ...

9. A.O. Scott

Self | The Robert MacNeil Report

A.O. Scott was born on July 10, 1966 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA as Anthony Oliver Scott.

10. Jeremy Jahns

Actor | Movie Trivia Schmoedown

Jeremy Jahns is a writer and actor, known for Movie Trivia Schmoedown (2014), Homemade Movies (2012) and Jeremy Jahns (2009).

Jeremy Jahns is a popular film critic on YouTube with over 1,000,000 subscribers which goes to show how his film criticism is important.

11. Chris Stuckmann

Writer | Auditorium 6

Chris Stuckmann was born in Akron, OH. He developed a love of movies early on through films like Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Back to the Future (1985) and The Princess Bride (1987). As he got older, his love of film led him to purchase a video camera and try his hand at making movies...

Christopher Stuckmann (born April 15, 1988 (age 28)) is a American YouTuber that makes weekly movie reviews on films old and new. Stuckmann is most well known for his movie reviews and his series of "Hilariocity" videos. Chris describes a Hilariocity as a movie that is such an atrocity that it's hilarious.

Chris Stuckmann created his YouTube channel on January 6, 2011 with his first video being called "Chris Stuckmann Returns". As of April 2016, Stuckmann has a total of 630,000+ subscribers.

Before his film criticism career on YouTube, Chris worked as an aid to handicapped children for Akron Public Schools. Stuckmann first discovered his love for movies at a young age when his mother took him to see the movie "Signs" in 2002.

Influenced - Caillou Pettis

12. Caillou Pettis

Director | FalconCast

Caillou Isiah Joseph Pettis was born on June 28, 2000 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At the young age of nine years old, Caillou became very intrigued in the entertainment industry watching television shows, movies, and cartoons. Caillou first pursued his acting career at the age of twelve by ...

Caillou Pettis (born June 28, 2000) is a Canadian film critic, actor and YouTuber. Pettis began his movie review series on YouTube in January 2016, to see how it went. His fans loved the series, which has lead him to continue to make movie reviews and be a film critic.



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