The all-around best, bar none. Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70 In fact I can't think of a living movie critic, now, whose opinion I'd take seriously about whether a film is worth seeing or not. Ebert was not only an enthusiast who'd seen a lot of movies - a dime a dozen on the Internet these days, thankyouverymuchHarryKnowles - but understood film as an art and knew its history. He actually wrote a rather, um, unique Hollywood film. He had no deep biases for or against particular genres and didn't, in his reviews, privilege either popular or artistic cinema. Above all else he was an excellent writer with a sharp, dry sense of humor.