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List of notable or famous film critics from France, with bios and photos, including the top film critics born in France and even some popular film critics who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French film critics then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film critics are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film critic from France is included when available.

List people include Éric Rohmer, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou and more.

This historic film critics from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French film critics of note?" and "Who are the most famous film critics from France?" These prominent film critics of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French film critics.

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André Bazin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Critics from France
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André Bazin was a renowned and influential French film critic and film theorist. ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1918-1958)

Birthplace: Angers, France

Profession: Film critic, Writer, Critic

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Éric Rohmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Critics from France
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Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer or Jean Marie Maurice Schérer, known as Éric Rohmer, was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and teacher. Rohmer was the last of the post-World War II, French New Wave directors to become established. He edited the influential film ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1920-2010)

Birthplace: Tulle, France

Profession: Film critic, Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Claire's Knee, My Night at Maud's, I Think I Love My Wife, La Collectionneuse, A Tale of Autumn, + more

Also Ranked

#31 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#9 on The Greatest Directors of the 1970s

#18 on The Greatest Directors of the 1980s

#12 on The Best Directors of the '90s

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Isidore Isou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Critics from France
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Isidore Isou, born Ioan-Isidor Goldstein, was a Romanian-born French poet, film critic and visual artist. He was the founder of Lettrism, an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrealism. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1925-2007)

Birthplace: Botoșani, Nord-Est, Romania

Profession: Poet, Film critic, Screenwriter, Actor, Visual Artist, + more

Credits: Venom and Eternity

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Jacques Doniol-Valcroze was a French actor, critic, screenwriter, and director. In 1955, he was a member of the jury at the 16th Venice International Film Festival, and in 1964 a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival. ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1920-1989)

Birthplace: France, Paris

Profession: Television director, Film critic, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Jeanne Dielman^! 23 quai du Commerce^! 1080 Bruxelles, Une femme fatale, Le Voyou, L'Immortelle, The Happy Sixties, + more

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