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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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A. O. Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Critics from the United States
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Anthony Oliver Scott is an American journalist and film critic. Along with Manohla Dargis, he serves as chief film critic for The New York Times. ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Alonso Duralde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Critics from the United States
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Alonso Duralde is an American writer and film critic. Duralde was born in East Point, Georgia. He was the artistic director at the USA Film Festival/Dallas for five years. He was also the former arts and entertainment editor at the national gay and lesbian magazine The Advocate. In 2007, he became the film critic for, and in 2009, his reviews began appearing regularly on The Rotten Tomatoes Show. Duralde is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Movieline, and Detour. In July 2011, he became the film critic for The Wrap, which also syndicates his reviews to the Reuters wire. He also appears on the TYT Network program ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: East Point, Georgia, United States of America

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Armond White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Critics from the United States
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Armond Allen White is a New York-based film and music critic known for his provocative and idiosyncratic film criticism, which some have characterized as contrarian. He currently writes for National Review and Out. He was previously the editor of CityArts, the lead film critic for the alternative weekly New York Press, and the arts editor and critic for The City Sun. Other publications that have carried his work include Film Comment, Variety, The Nation, The New York Times, Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, and First Things. ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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B. Ruby Rich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Critics from the United States
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B. Ruby Rich is an American scholar, critic of independent, Latin American, documentary and gay films, and a professor of Film & Digital Media and Social Documentation also known as "SocDoc" at UC Santa Cruz. She has also taught documentary film and queer studies during spring semesters at UC Berkeley. She is credited with coining the term New Queer Cinema. Rich began her career in film exhibition after graduating from college as co-founder of the Woods Hole Film Society. She then became associate director of the Film Center at the Art Institute of Chicago. After working as film critic for the Chicago Reader, she moved to New York City to become the director of the film program for the New ...more

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