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Film critic and icon Roger Ebert has passed away

Apr. 4, 2013by: Alex Maidy

UPDATE: You can read JoBlo's personal tribute to Roger Ebert right HERE.

Today is a sad day for the film world as legendary film critic and cinema icon Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert recently announced he was taking a "leave of presence" from his duties at the Chicago Sun-Times. There are not enough words to explain what the man has meant to the world of movies. His deep love of film has impacted movie fans such as myself since I was little. There are not many people in this world who have not heard the phrase "two thumbs up" but I am not sure how many in the current generation of young people realizes where it originated. As a writer for a movie website, I often think back to the moments in my movie memory that helped me become the fan I am today. Roger Ebert was integral to that.

Living in the Chicago area, I gained a special kind of respect for Ebert and even saw him in the city prior to his cancer that took his lower jaw. I had spent many an evening in the Gene Siskel Film Center during my college days watching all sorts of films I never would have gotten a chance to experience at a regular movie theater. Ebert took film criticism to a different level in the 1980s and 1990s that many of us take for granted in this Internet-fueled age. But, realize that we would not exist if it were not for critics like Ebert.

Ebert wrote about movies from both the perspective of a studied film student as well as a movie fan. Having won the Pulitzer Prize for his work writing about movies, the man was no fool. Like any critic, his opinion was his own and he never insinuated that his perspective was absolute. The guy was a class act. My favorite quote of his is this:

If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social Security number and where your car is parked. You are having a vicarious experience. You are identifying, in one way or another, with the people on the screen.

Roger Ebert was a film critic, but he was also a film writer, having penned the screenplay for Russ Meyer's BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. He was a teacher and held an annual film festival in his hometown of Urbana, Illinois. He was never afraid to be honest with his criticism and never shied away from saying things that other critics would avoid. He was an inspiration to everyone behind the camera, in front of the camera, and on the media end of the world of film.

Roger Ebert can now join his long time friend, Gene Siskel, and watch movies for eternity. Two thumbs up, Roger.

When you ask a friend if Hellboy is any good, you're not asking if it's any good compared to Mystic River, you're asking if it's any good compared to The Punisher. And my answer would be, on a scale of one to four, if Superman is four, then Hellboy is three and The Punisher is two. In the same way, if American Beauty gets four stars, then The United States of Leland clocks in at about two." - Roger Ebert

 

 

 

Source: Variety

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4:16PM on 04/04/2013
A very sad day at the JoBlo.com headquarters. Roger was an immense influence on me personally in regards to this site, but in his later years, an even greater influence as a HUMAN BEING, going through all the health issues as he did, classy and a "fighter" all the way. I will attempt to write up a more "personal tribute" to the man on the site tomorrow, as JoBlo.com would likely never been around, were it not for the Siskel & Ebert show that I watched as a child growing up. I never would have
A very sad day at the JoBlo.com headquarters. Roger was an immense influence on me personally in regards to this site, but in his later years, an even greater influence as a HUMAN BEING, going through all the health issues as he did, classy and a "fighter" all the way. I will attempt to write up a more "personal tribute" to the man on the site tomorrow, as JoBlo.com would likely never been around, were it not for the Siskel & Ebert show that I watched as a child growing up. I never would have imagined that I would meet him one day and be considered a 'peer' by him. He will receive lots of love and care in the "spirit" world, man. That was a great soul.
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5:31PM on 04/04/2013
I know how you must feel, dude. First Kubrick now Ebert. Fucking sucks.
I know how you must feel, dude. First Kubrick now Ebert. Fucking sucks.
4:06PM on 04/04/2013

Rest in peace good sir.

I'll see you at the movies Roger! :(
I'll see you at the movies Roger! :(
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4:29PM on 04/04/2013

Absolutely agree with JoBlo's comments below.

As a teenager I used to review films as a hobby, and got into my current college major because of my experience writing. Roger Ebert was by far my #1 influence as a writer, and I was glad to be able to converse with him via email a few times. He was even kind enough to encourage my writing as a 13-year-old wannabe movie reviewer by "applauding my enthusiasm" and sending me a personalized copy of his book, something, looking back on now as an adult, I really respect him for taking the time to
As a teenager I used to review films as a hobby, and got into my current college major because of my experience writing. Roger Ebert was by far my #1 influence as a writer, and I was glad to be able to converse with him via email a few times. He was even kind enough to encourage my writing as a 13-year-old wannabe movie reviewer by "applauding my enthusiasm" and sending me a personalized copy of his book, something, looking back on now as an adult, I really respect him for taking the time to do. I don't think I would have kept up my hobby and had it transform into a potential career without his work to look to for inspiration. I know I'm not alone in that regard. He was a wonderful human being, a gifted writer (his blog was outstanding), and will be sorely missed.
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5:29PM on 04/04/2013
Man, I can't believe this is even real. I seriously remember stumbling onto JoBlo.com circa 2002, back when Berge was still reviewing movies solo, and knowing how huge of a fan this site was to Roger Ebert. This goes to show you how life can be so fragile at times and how easily we take things for granted.

If anyone wants to read two awesome dudes talking to each other, check out this old interview from Cannes 2004 with Ebert and Mr. JoBlo himself:

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Man, I can't believe this is even real. I seriously remember stumbling onto JoBlo.com circa 2002, back when Berge was still reviewing movies solo, and knowing how huge of a fan this site was to Roger Ebert. This goes to show you how life can be so fragile at times and how easily we take things for granted.

If anyone wants to read two awesome dudes talking to each other, check out this old interview from Cannes 2004 with Ebert and Mr. JoBlo himself:

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4:53PM on 04/04/2013

The balcony is truly closed.

The dude was one of my idols. Thumbs Up to you & Gene for making the last 30 years of movie reviewing awesome, funny, informative & enjoyable. A salute, good sir, to you & your fine opinions Thank you for your influence and love of film. :)
The dude was one of my idols. Thumbs Up to you & Gene for making the last 30 years of movie reviewing awesome, funny, informative & enjoyable. A salute, good sir, to you & your fine opinions Thank you for your influence and love of film. :)
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12:31AM on 04/05/2013

Still liked him when we disagreed.

Maybe even more.
RIP
Maybe even more.
RIP
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10:03PM on 04/04/2013

RIP, sir.

Unlike so many critics today who pen reviews just because they THINK they understand what's going on, Roger Ebert actually got it. His explanation on how to compare movies (Hellboy with Punisher and not Shawshank Redemption) proves that he viewed movies with love and respect, instead of merely dissecting a film for the sake of cutting it open and nitpicking. He will be missed.

When my time comes and I walk through those gates, I'll be sure to pick up the papers and see if there's a 'Two
Unlike so many critics today who pen reviews just because they THINK they understand what's going on, Roger Ebert actually got it. His explanation on how to compare movies (Hellboy with Punisher and not Shawshank Redemption) proves that he viewed movies with love and respect, instead of merely dissecting a film for the sake of cutting it open and nitpicking. He will be missed.

When my time comes and I walk through those gates, I'll be sure to pick up the papers and see if there's a 'Two Thumbs Up' for anything that's showing up there. Thank you and be at peace, Mr. Ebert.
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6:02PM on 04/04/2013

Dream Dashed

It has been my longtime fantasy to write a movie someday. I'd day dream about me whimsically reading Roger Ebert crushing my movie, the way only he can, as proof I'd made it.

I was reading his memoir , Life Itself, today and it reminded me of my love of Chicago, writing, and, of course, movies. He said of seeing movies that educate us, "Then you see something absolutely miraculous, and on your way out you look distracted, as if you had just experienced some kind of vision."
It has been my longtime fantasy to write a movie someday. I'd day dream about me whimsically reading Roger Ebert crushing my movie, the way only he can, as proof I'd made it.

I was reading his memoir , Life Itself, today and it reminded me of my love of Chicago, writing, and, of course, movies. He said of seeing movies that educate us, "Then you see something absolutely miraculous, and on your way out you look distracted, as if you had just experienced some kind of vision."
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8:36PM on 04/04/2013
Rest in peace, Mr Ebert. You were a most trustworthy cinematic compass.
Rest in peace, Mr Ebert. You were a most trustworthy cinematic compass.
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6:15PM on 04/04/2013
That so sucks....He was pretty much the only critic growing up that I ever paid attention to. I remember being a little boy and having no cable and staying up anxiously waiting for 1 am on friday nights for Siskel and Ebert on the tiny television in my bedroom so I could listen to them discuss my favorite subject. I honestly dont remember NOT knowing who either of them were. That makes them very significant to me. RIP Mr. Ebert....
That so sucks....He was pretty much the only critic growing up that I ever paid attention to. I remember being a little boy and having no cable and staying up anxiously waiting for 1 am on friday nights for Siskel and Ebert on the tiny television in my bedroom so I could listen to them discuss my favorite subject. I honestly dont remember NOT knowing who either of them were. That makes them very significant to me. RIP Mr. Ebert....
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4:13PM on 04/04/2013
Eberts defense for Star Wars [the Empire Strikes Back] in the 80s was flawless. [link]
Eberts defense for Star Wars [the Empire Strikes Back] in the 80s was flawless. [link]
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4:22PM on 04/04/2013
John Simon must of had the worst childhood ever. Using your imagination, you betcha that's a paddlin.
John Simon must of had the worst childhood ever. Using your imagination, you betcha that's a paddlin.
5:27PM on 04/04/2013
Wow, John Simon was a jackass. TENDER MERCIES a good kids' movie? Really???
Wow, John Simon was a jackass. TENDER MERCIES a good kids' movie? Really???
4:11PM on 04/04/2013

:(

I grew up watching him every Sunday night, sometimes I would stay up past midnight on school nights just to watch the show! Helped pave the way for my taste in film, thank you for everything you contributed in, you will be missed.
I grew up watching him every Sunday night, sometimes I would stay up past midnight on school nights just to watch the show! Helped pave the way for my taste in film, thank you for everything you contributed in, you will be missed.
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9:36AM on 04/05/2013

What I take with me...

"It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it." That one statement has shaped how I consider all art. It compels me to not give something a pass just because it has "high-octane thrills" or an admired star in it. It also forces me to consider the value of something I might dismiss prejudicial. He was a generous critic, a thoughtful writer, and a compassionate man, and I am grateful for all of the gifts he has left behind for us.
"It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it." That one statement has shaped how I consider all art. It compels me to not give something a pass just because it has "high-octane thrills" or an admired star in it. It also forces me to consider the value of something I might dismiss prejudicial. He was a generous critic, a thoughtful writer, and a compassionate man, and I am grateful for all of the gifts he has left behind for us.
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10:26PM on 04/04/2013
Farewell Mr Ebert. A giant of his industry, a man who impacted the way we appreciate movies, someone whose insight was respected and whose legacy won't ever be forgotten. As a film reviewer, Ebert is very much a personal hero. He and Siskel are probably reviewing films together in the great beyond now. RIP.
Farewell Mr Ebert. A giant of his industry, a man who impacted the way we appreciate movies, someone whose insight was respected and whose legacy won't ever be forgotten. As a film reviewer, Ebert is very much a personal hero. He and Siskel are probably reviewing films together in the great beyond now. RIP.
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7:05PM on 04/04/2013

An inspired writer and true lover of movies

One of my favorite quotes from Mr. Ebert has always been "Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you."

Here was a man who knew the true value of a movie and whether I agreed with him or not, I always respected his opinion and will miss his quips as well as his wisdom. At least he is no longer in pain.
One of my favorite quotes from Mr. Ebert has always been "Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you."

Here was a man who knew the true value of a movie and whether I agreed with him or not, I always respected his opinion and will miss his quips as well as his wisdom. At least he is no longer in pain.
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4:41PM on 04/04/2013
saddened. roger ebert was one of the only critics i listened to and was a spark that lit the fire in my life for movies. i know there probably wouldnt be a joblo without him and gene siskel. Farewell, Mr. Ebert. We give your life two enthusiastic thumbs up and will miss you...both here and...at the movies.
saddened. roger ebert was one of the only critics i listened to and was a spark that lit the fire in my life for movies. i know there probably wouldnt be a joblo without him and gene siskel. Farewell, Mr. Ebert. We give your life two enthusiastic thumbs up and will miss you...both here and...at the movies.
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4:23PM on 04/04/2013
A fantastic writer, fearless taste in movies, and a truly wonderful human being. Perhaps more than any single critic he informed both my tastes and writing style.

The world is a cooler, more interesting place thanks to the time he spent in it. Rest in Peace Roger, I'll see you at the movies.
A fantastic writer, fearless taste in movies, and a truly wonderful human being. Perhaps more than any single critic he informed both my tastes and writing style.

The world is a cooler, more interesting place thanks to the time he spent in it. Rest in Peace Roger, I'll see you at the movies.
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4:09PM on 04/04/2013

Unbelievably sad

Roger Ebert was my favorite journalist, the rare critic I could disagree with and still respect afterwards. He reviewed movies for the longest time and never became cynical. I will miss his writing very much.
Roger Ebert was my favorite journalist, the rare critic I could disagree with and still respect afterwards. He reviewed movies for the longest time and never became cynical. I will miss his writing very much.
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7:10PM on 04/04/2013

Siskel & Ebert

Damn. I watched their show ever since I was a little kid because these were two guys who loved movies as much as I did, who appreciated the true art of cinema, something I had a hard time finding in the small town I grew up in. I loved to listen to Roger and Gene talk about movies, whether or not they liked the particular film they were discussing. I never missed the show. It was a dark and rainy Sunday when I learned of Mr. Siskel's passing. Such a sad day. Now it's a dark and rainy Thursday.
Damn. I watched their show ever since I was a little kid because these were two guys who loved movies as much as I did, who appreciated the true art of cinema, something I had a hard time finding in the small town I grew up in. I loved to listen to Roger and Gene talk about movies, whether or not they liked the particular film they were discussing. I never missed the show. It was a dark and rainy Sunday when I learned of Mr. Siskel's passing. Such a sad day. Now it's a dark and rainy Thursday. Seems appropriate somehow. Mr. Ebert leaves behind a legacy of film criticism unmatched by anyone else. Thank God for the Internet and rogerebert.com - for over a decade it was my first stop to see what was worth seeing at the movies that week. Roger Ebert's opinion will be forever missed.
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4:37PM on 04/04/2013

A critic you knew wouldn't dislike something just to be edgy.

Genuinely sad about this.
Genuinely sad about this.
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4:09PM on 04/04/2013
Two thums WAY down, cancer! I wouldn't say he was my go-to critic, as I found myself disagreeing with him a lot quite a few times, but he was someone who just spoke out what was really on his mind, and stand by it. RIP.
Two thums WAY down, cancer! I wouldn't say he was my go-to critic, as I found myself disagreeing with him a lot quite a few times, but he was someone who just spoke out what was really on his mind, and stand by it. RIP.
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10:50PM on 04/04/2013
I have huge respect for Mr. Roger Ebert...he and Gene Siskel were an awesome team. I loved watching their show and reading their reviews. I didnt have to agree with everything they said, but it didnt matter. Ebert was unique in his style and always a clear, focused and in depth look at movies. You will always be remember as one of the greatest movie critics of all time.
I have huge respect for Mr. Roger Ebert...he and Gene Siskel were an awesome team. I loved watching their show and reading their reviews. I didnt have to agree with everything they said, but it didnt matter. Ebert was unique in his style and always a clear, focused and in depth look at movies. You will always be remember as one of the greatest movie critics of all time.
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8:54PM on 04/04/2013
I don't always turn to reviews to help me decide if I should see a movie or whether it will be good. Ebert's reviews however were ones I always took serious because he was always so honest in his reviews. He was never afraid to say if the movie was horrible or if it was great. You can tell how passionate he was about watching movies & how much he loved his job. RIP Mr. Ebert!
I don't always turn to reviews to help me decide if I should see a movie or whether it will be good. Ebert's reviews however were ones I always took serious because he was always so honest in his reviews. He was never afraid to say if the movie was horrible or if it was great. You can tell how passionate he was about watching movies & how much he loved his job. RIP Mr. Ebert!
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7:21PM on 04/04/2013
On IMDb I allways checked out his opinion on a movie. I still will. Too bad we will never get to read his reviews of movies yet to come.
A sad loss. I'll miss his movie-enthusiasm.
On IMDb I allways checked out his opinion on a movie. I still will. Too bad we will never get to read his reviews of movies yet to come.
A sad loss. I'll miss his movie-enthusiasm.
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7:04PM on 04/04/2013
Roger Ebert was the only film critic who could consistently get my attention with his reviews. It's not that I always agreed with him, though often enough I did, but even when I didn't, he was so good at crafting his reviews I could understand why he liked, or didn't like, a particular movie. By comparison, a lot of critics take a more heavy-handed, or pretentious approach, while others get lost in the minutiae. Even before his leave of absence, I'd been noticing he'd delegated most of the
Roger Ebert was the only film critic who could consistently get my attention with his reviews. It's not that I always agreed with him, though often enough I did, but even when I didn't, he was so good at crafting his reviews I could understand why he liked, or didn't like, a particular movie. By comparison, a lot of critics take a more heavy-handed, or pretentious approach, while others get lost in the minutiae. Even before his leave of absence, I'd been noticing he'd delegated most of the reviews to his correspondents, Richard Roeper, etc. Otherwise, this would've hit me as more of a shock. But he's still one of the few people I kind of counted on as a movie fan. Actors and directors are beloved until they pass, this guy was, and remains, a barometer for whether or not to seek out certain movies.
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6:26PM on 04/04/2013
I was really dreading this day, despite the fact that it was starting to look much more imminent in recent months. Still, Roger leaves behind a legacy of impeccability, both as a journalist and a human being. We've lost so many trusted news media resources in recent years. Roger was perhaps the last of that celebrated group of news people who's word we could easily rely upon without any reservation. We who love movies are going to feel his loss in a big way. Rest in peace, sir. You will be
I was really dreading this day, despite the fact that it was starting to look much more imminent in recent months. Still, Roger leaves behind a legacy of impeccability, both as a journalist and a human being. We've lost so many trusted news media resources in recent years. Roger was perhaps the last of that celebrated group of news people who's word we could easily rely upon without any reservation. We who love movies are going to feel his loss in a big way. Rest in peace, sir. You will be missed.
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6:06PM on 04/04/2013
Truly a sad day for cinema and cinema lovers. I won't bother trying to express how much influence the man had on film criticism and writing in general, as his words and legacy speak for themselves. Regardless of his opinions, I always respected the man for his honesty, and for the quiet dignity he had in battling cancer. Rest in peace, Sir.
Truly a sad day for cinema and cinema lovers. I won't bother trying to express how much influence the man had on film criticism and writing in general, as his words and legacy speak for themselves. Regardless of his opinions, I always respected the man for his honesty, and for the quiet dignity he had in battling cancer. Rest in peace, Sir.
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5:39PM on 04/04/2013
Ebert was always one of my favorites, and one of the few critics who I actually followed. This is a sad day, and another reminder that the era when movies were once magic is forever lost.
Ebert was always one of my favorites, and one of the few critics who I actually followed. This is a sad day, and another reminder that the era when movies were once magic is forever lost.
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5:37PM on 04/04/2013

RIP

While he was not my favorite movie reviewer he was indeed someone who changed the business for the better. It is quite sad that he passed at a young age of 70. You will truly be missed.
While he was not my favorite movie reviewer he was indeed someone who changed the business for the better. It is quite sad that he passed at a young age of 70. You will truly be missed.
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5:33PM on 04/04/2013

RIP, Sir.

He was one of the greats. One whose love of cinema came through. He was one of the few whose reviews lacked pretentiousness and ego. He wasn't trying to prove how much better or smarter he was than the audience or the filmmaker. And for that his reviews were all the more insightful.
He was one of the greats. One whose love of cinema came through. He was one of the few whose reviews lacked pretentiousness and ego. He wasn't trying to prove how much better or smarter he was than the audience or the filmmaker. And for that his reviews were all the more insightful.
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5:27PM on 04/04/2013

RIP, Roger Ebert

The quote "When you ask a friend if HELLBOY is any good, you're not asking if it's any good compared to MYSTIC RIVER, you're asking if it's any good compared to THE PUNISHER . . ." is exactly why I admired him as a critic. Too many so-called critics fail to judge a film on what it's trying to accomplish, as opposed to how it compares to what that critic thinks is a "good movie." Not every film is trying to be TREE OF LIFE and Roger Ebert appreciated that. He was truly the dean of American
The quote "When you ask a friend if HELLBOY is any good, you're not asking if it's any good compared to MYSTIC RIVER, you're asking if it's any good compared to THE PUNISHER . . ." is exactly why I admired him as a critic. Too many so-called critics fail to judge a film on what it's trying to accomplish, as opposed to how it compares to what that critic thinks is a "good movie." Not every film is trying to be TREE OF LIFE and Roger Ebert appreciated that. He was truly the dean of American film criticism and his influence will be sorely missed.
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5:15PM on 04/04/2013

RIP, Roger Ebert

The quote "When you ask a friend if HELLBOY is any good, you're not asking if it's any good compared to MYSTIC RIVER, you're asking if it's any good compared to THE PUNISHER . . ." is exactly why I admired him as a critic. Too many so-called critics fail to judge a film on what it's trying to accomplish, as opposed to how it compares to what that critic thinks is a "good movie." Not every film is trying to be TREE OF LIFE and Roger Ebert appreciated that. He was truly the dean of American
The quote "When you ask a friend if HELLBOY is any good, you're not asking if it's any good compared to MYSTIC RIVER, you're asking if it's any good compared to THE PUNISHER . . ." is exactly why I admired him as a critic. Too many so-called critics fail to judge a film on what it's trying to accomplish, as opposed to how it compares to what that critic thinks is a "good movie." Not every film is trying to be TREE OF LIFE and Roger Ebert appreciated that. He was truly the dean of American film criticism and his influence will be sorely missed.
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4:53PM on 04/04/2013

R.I.P.

A sad day indeed, I may not have always agreed with Mr. Ebert's opinion on a film but I always had a respect for what he did. Siskel and Ebert were a big inspiration on my decision to become a journalism major and a level of film critic I strived to reach. It was disheartening to hear that his cancer had returned but knowing that he's gone is harsher blow. At least now Siskel and Ebert are reunited and giving their "thumbs up" from the otherside.
A sad day indeed, I may not have always agreed with Mr. Ebert's opinion on a film but I always had a respect for what he did. Siskel and Ebert were a big inspiration on my decision to become a journalism major and a level of film critic I strived to reach. It was disheartening to hear that his cancer had returned but knowing that he's gone is harsher blow. At least now Siskel and Ebert are reunited and giving their "thumbs up" from the otherside.
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4:31PM on 04/04/2013
He was one of the few critics I really respected, even if you agreed or disagreed with him. The world needs more movie reviewers like him.....
He was one of the few critics I really respected, even if you agreed or disagreed with him. The world needs more movie reviewers like him.....
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8:28PM on 04/05/2013
Sad news indeed. RIP.
Sad news indeed. RIP.
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9:07AM on 04/05/2013
Boy. The passing of a real legend. Ebert was really one of the only critics whose reviews were informed, thoughtful, and without personal bias. You read some critics' reviews today, and whether or not they like a film, their writing and journalistic integrity is embarrasing (I'm looking at you, Rex Reed). This was a man who took his job seriously, loved it, and did it til the day he died. He wasn't going to let a missing jaw or voice take him down. RIP sir, I salute you!
Boy. The passing of a real legend. Ebert was really one of the only critics whose reviews were informed, thoughtful, and without personal bias. You read some critics' reviews today, and whether or not they like a film, their writing and journalistic integrity is embarrasing (I'm looking at you, Rex Reed). This was a man who took his job seriously, loved it, and did it til the day he died. He wasn't going to let a missing jaw or voice take him down. RIP sir, I salute you!
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9:09AM on 04/05/2013
BTW, favorite Ebert quote (loosely). On when Vincent Gallo called Ebert fat because he didn't like his movie: "I may be fat, but one day I'll be thin. And you'll always be the director of The Brown Bunny."
BTW, favorite Ebert quote (loosely). On when Vincent Gallo called Ebert fat because he didn't like his movie: "I may be fat, but one day I'll be thin. And you'll always be the director of The Brown Bunny."
6:48AM on 04/05/2013
Read his review of the movie "North."
Read his review of the movie "North."
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5:38PM on 04/04/2013
This is a sad news indeed. Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert. I really feel today we just lost one of our fellow moviegoers.
This is a sad news indeed. Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert. I really feel today we just lost one of our fellow moviegoers.
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5:09PM on 04/04/2013

I just cant believe it.

I was just reading about him the other day. I knew he had to go soon but this just feels so sudden. Either way he was a good man and lead a very full and dedicated life.

R.I.P.
I was just reading about him the other day. I knew he had to go soon but this just feels so sudden. Either way he was a good man and lead a very full and dedicated life.

R.I.P.
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9:09AM on 04/05/2013
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4:14PM on 04/04/2013

Sad day

He will probably go down as one of if not the most recognized and remembered film critic. He was a bit hard on films at times but he at least was pretty consistent. Also am i the only person who was actually freaked out at how he looked after his surgery?
He will probably go down as one of if not the most recognized and remembered film critic. He was a bit hard on films at times but he at least was pretty consistent. Also am i the only person who was actually freaked out at how he looked after his surgery?
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2:40AM on 04/05/2013
Ya, jackass. It looked terrible. He had half his face removed because of CANCER. I'm thinking you didn't realize how insensitive your comment sounded but you need to know that it did. I hope the man and his family feels no more pain. His wife is a fucking trooper for sticking with him. Watch what you say cause you may be the one "freaking" people out someday....
Ya, jackass. It looked terrible. He had half his face removed because of CANCER. I'm thinking you didn't realize how insensitive your comment sounded but you need to know that it did. I hope the man and his family feels no more pain. His wife is a fucking trooper for sticking with him. Watch what you say cause you may be the one "freaking" people out someday....
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