I often read references to professional critics in various threads. So I’m curious as to which critics you read and which ones you respect. And why? As for me, I read Rodger Ebert, Elvis Mitchell, Kenneth Turan, and Jonathan Rosenbaum. I like Ebert, because he so clearly loves movies and its clear that he has seen and considered everything from the silent era to the latest Harry Potter. He also reviews some (semi) art-house movies. I sometimes think that he gushes a bit too much and his love of movies gets in the way of hard criticism. I read Turan on an infrequent basis to get a view a bit closer to an industry, mainstream perspective. And I read Mitchell (I think that best of the NYT reviewers) to get the big city perspective. I read Rosenbaum to get a non-mainstream view. He is very likely to bring to my attention movies that I would not otherwise have seen (or even heard of). He is also the best writer of any reviewer with whom I am familiar and the most literate. And carries the sharpest pencil. What are your views?