Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was a American movie critic. He started out as a film critic in the 70's for the Chicago Sun Times and became the first Film Critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1975. He later ventured into television film reviews with Gene Siskel. After Siskel's death in 1999 he reviewed movies with Richard Roeper. Throughout the 2000s he battled cancer, which later in the decade left him unable to speak and disabled. He died in 2013, his last review being Terrence Malick's To the Wonder. His reviews came from a liberal point of view.
Review Of The Passion Of The Christ
Although Ebert wrote that it was the most violent film he had ever seen, he gave Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ (2004) four out of four stars.
Review of Expelled
Showing true liberal duplicity, Ebert refused to review the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed because of its expose of the atheist agenda in science and education. But even though he refused to review the film, he nonetheless posted a several page rant about the film on his blog where he criticizes minor points involved in the production of the film, and then uses that to make it seem that he has also rebutted the main points of Ben Stein's argument. Conservatives and creationists were outraged that such a trusted movie critic would use his column as a pulpit to proclaim his own personal politics.
- Roger Ebert @ Chicago Sun Times
- Twitter account of Roger Ebert
- Newsbusters: Ebert Blasts 'Crash' Critics