There are so many film critics. Some never seem to like anything, and some seem to like everything (*cough* Dittman *cough*). What you have to do when choosing a film critic is pick someone who you are comfortable with, someone who you find yourself reading over and over. Someone who seems to "get it," even if you don't agree with them all of the time. Here's are seven great film critics working today.
1. Roger Ebert: I'm not sure if everyone will agree with me on this, because some people see him as just "that thumbs guy" (as a local news show host here in Boston once said). But can you name another film critic who manages to not only be popular, but also has the film knowledge and the writing chops to back up that popularity? I don't always agree with him (three and a half stars for Anaconda?!), but I agree with him a lot. And I can't think of another film critic working today who loves film more than Roger Ebert. Even when I don't agree with him I can see where he's coming from. You don't get that with many critics. And that's why he's at #1.