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

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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 ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • 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, ...more