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List of famous film critics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top film critics in the world? This includes the most prominent film critics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable film critics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic film critics were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned film critics.

This list of famous movie critics and reviewers features Roger Ebert, Mark Kermode and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known film critics to the lesser known film critics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the film critic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous film critics ever?" and "What are the names of famous film critics?" then you're in the right place. 
Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Urbana, Illinois

Profession: Film critic, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Siskel & Ebert, Sneak Previews, At the Movies, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

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Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular review shows on television from 1975 to 1999. ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1946-1999)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Film critic, Journalist, Actor, Writer, Critic

Credits: At the Movies, At the Movies, Sneak Previews

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Pauline Kael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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Pauline Kael was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career, her work appeared in City Lights, McCall's and The New Republic. Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated, and sharply focused" reviews, her opinions often ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1919-2001)

Birthplace: Petaluma, California, United States of America

Profession: Film critic, Writer

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Leonard Maltin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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Leonard Michael Maltin is an American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. He is known as a "go-to" critic for the major studios, for writing the shortest review in the U.S. and creating the Walt Disney Treasures ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Film critic, Historian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Forgotten Silver, Entertainment Tonight, The Daytrippers, Buddies Thicker Than Water, Searchers 2.0, + more

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