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List of famous critics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top critics in the world? This includes the most prominent critics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable critics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic 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 critics.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known critics to the lesser known critics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the critic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous critics ever?" and "What are the names of famous critics?" then you're in the right place. (745 items)
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Critics
Glenn Lee Beck is an American television personality and radio host, conservative political commentator, author, television network producer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He hosts the Glenn Beck ...more
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Critics
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...more
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Critics
Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality TV celebrity, music and television producer and talent scout. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV ...more
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Critics
Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, a ...more
Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Critics
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more
Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous 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
Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Critics
Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary ...more
Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Critics
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu, published in seven parts ...more
Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Critics
Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West ...more
Clive James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Critics
Clive James AO CBE is an Australian-British author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and ...more
John Updike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Critics
John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his "Rabbit" series, which chronicles the life of ...more
Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous 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
Samuel Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Critics
Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and ...more
Joseph Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Critics
Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark ...more
Garry Kasparov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Critics
Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 ...more
Katy Jurado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Critics
Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress who had a successful film career both in Mexico and in Hollywood. Jurado had already established herself as an actress in Mexico in the 1940s when she came to ...more
Jorge Luis Borges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Critics
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature. His work embraces the ...more
Charlie Brooker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Critics
Charlton "Charlie" Brooker is an English satirist and broadcaster. He has worked in television, radio, print and online media. In addition to writing credits for programmes such as ...more
George Bernard Shaw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Critics
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote ...more
Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Critics
Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966–1968 and held the position of United ...more
Anthony Burgess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Critics
John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, ...more
Mark Kermode is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous 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
Dorothy Parker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Critics
Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, ...more
Lytton Strachey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Critics
Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in ...more
Lu Xun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Critics
Lǔ Xùn or Lu Hsün, was the pen name of Zhou Shuren, a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun was a novelist, ...more