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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
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize ...more

Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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 ...more

Pauline Kael is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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 ...more

Leonard Maltin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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" ...more

A. O. Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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.

Richard Schickel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Richard Warren Schickel is an American author, journalist, film director, producer, screenwriter, documentarian, and film/literary critic. He was a film critic for Time magazine from 1965-2010, ...more

Jonathan Ross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Jonathan Stephen Ross, OBE is an English television and radio presenter; best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s. Ross also hosted his ...more

Bosley Crowther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Bosley Crowther was an American journalist and author who was film critic for The New York Times for 27 years. His reviews and articles helped shape the careers of actors, directors and ...more

Peter Travers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Peter Travers is an American film critic, who has written for, in turn, People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn on ABC News Now and ABCNews.com.

Vincent Canby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Vincent Canby was an American film critic who became the chief film critic for The New York Times in 1969 and reviewed more than 1000 films during his tenure there.

Kenneth Turan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Kenneth Turan is an American film critic and Lecturer in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.

Michael Medved is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Michael Medved is an American radio show host, author, political commentator and film critic. His Seattle-based nationally syndicated talk show, The Michael Medved Show, airs throughout the U.S. ...more

Richard Corliss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Richard Nelson Corliss is one of the editors of Time magazine who focuses on movies, with occasional articles on other subjects. He is the former editor-in-chief of Film Comment and author of ...more

Glenn Kenny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Glenn Kenny is an American film critic and journalist, and the chief film critic for MSN. Kenny served as a critic and editor at the film magazine Premiere from 1996 until it ceased publication ...more

Bob Mondello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Bob Mondello is an American film critic. He has worked for National Public Radio since 1984 — where he is the arts critic / film and theater commentator for All Things Considered. He has also ...more

Janet Maslin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Janet R. Maslin is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times. She served as the Times' film critic from 1977 to 1999.

Gene Shalit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Eugene Shalit is an American film and book critic. He filled those roles on NBC's The Today Show from January 15, 1973, until his retirement on November 11, 2010. He is known for his frequent ...more

Mark Kermode is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Mark James Patrick Kermode is a British film critic, writer, musician and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, and a ...more

Claudia Winkleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Claudia Anne Winkleman is a television presenter, film critic, radio personality and journalist, best known for her current work with the BBC. Since 2010 she has co-presented Strictly Come ...more

Éric Rohmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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. ...more

J. Hoberman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
J. Hoberman James Lewis Hoberman, also known as J. Hoberman, is an American film critic. He started at The Village Voice in the 1970s, became a full-time staffer in 1983, and was the senior film critic from ...more

Manohla Dargis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Manohla Dargis is a chief film critic for The New York Times, along with A. O. Scott.

Joe Bob Briggs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
John Irving Bloom, who uses the pseudonym Joe Bob Briggs, is a syndicated American film critic, writer and comic performer.

Michael Phillips is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
Michael Phillips is a film critic for the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Previously he was the drama critic of the Tribune; the Los Angeles Times; the St. Paul Pioneer Press; the San Diego ...more

Armond White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Film Critics
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 ...more