I am a fan of Roger Ebert. I watched Siskel and Ebert when I was younger but my fandom didn’t continue for some reason when he was partnered with other folks. Then I saw his book “Your Movie Sucks” and thought “Ah, a critic after my own heart.” The title was taken from his review of the movie Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigolo. Rob Schnieder was ragging on a critic because of a bad review with full page ads and an open letter saying:
In an open letter to Goldstein, Schneider wrote: “Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind … Maybe you didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven’t invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who’s Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers.”
First, Schnieder also sucks at research because it turns out that the critic had won a number of awards. And come on, he got his panties in a wad about “Deuce Bigelow” have you seen that movie? As a matter of fact have you seen any of Rob Schnieder’s movies? Come On!
But Roger Ebert did Rob Schnieder the unearned courtesy anyway of providing him with an award winning critic’s review, (Pulitzer no less), in effect concluding succinctly — “Your Movie Sucks”
I just think that’s awesome because sometimes that is all that needs to be said before moving on to the next movie.