Famous Film Critics from the United States

List of notable or famous film critics from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top film critics born in the United States and even some popular film critics who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

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    • Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Anthony Oliver Scott (born July 10, 1966) is a U.S. journalist and film critic. Along with Manohla Dargis, he serves as chief film critic for The New York Times.
    • Birthplace: East Point, Georgia
    Alonso Duralde (born May 18, 1967) is an American writer and film critic.
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
    Armond White is an American film and music critic who writes for National Review and Out. He was previously the editor of CityArts (2011–2014), the lead film critic for the alternative weekly New York Press (1997–2011), and the arts editor and critic for The City Sun (1984–1996). Other publications that have carried his work include Film Comment, Variety, The Nation, The New York Times, Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, and First Things. White is known for his provocative, idiosyncratic and often contrarian reviews, which have made him a controversial figure in film criticism. These include negative reviews of universally acclaimed movies such as The Dark Knight, There Will Be Blood, Up, Toy Story 3, and Get Out. On the other hand, he has championed generally disliked films such as G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Jonah Hex, Grown Ups, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, the latter of which he indicated as being a better gay-themed film than Brokeback Mountain. His work led film critic Roger Ebert in 2009 to label White as a "smart and knowing ... troll".
  • B. Ruby Rich is an American scholar, critic of independent, Latin American, documentary, feminist, and queer films, and a professor of Film & Digital Media and Social Documentation (also known as "SocDoc") at UC Santa Cruz. Among her many contributions, she is known for coining the term New Queer Cinema. She is currently the editor of Film Quarterly, the scholarly film journal published by University of California Press. Her editorials are available free online at the Film Quarterly website.
  • Bob Mondello (Washington, D.C.) is an American film critic.
  • Bosley Crowther
    Dec. at 75 (1905-1981)
    • Birthplace: Timonium, Baltimore, Maryland
    Francis Bosley Crowther Jr. (July 13, 1905 – March 7, 1981) was an American journalist, author, and film critic for The New York Times for 27 years. His work helped shape the careers of many actors, directors and screenwriters, though his reviews, at times, were perceived as unnecessarily mean. Crowther was an advocate of foreign-language films in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly those of Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini.