It must be the best job imaginable: being paid to watch movies and write about them. And for most of the entrants on this list, it was the best job imaginable and they excelled at it for decades. For a few of them, however, criticizing other people’s movies was only the prelude to making their own movies, and in some cases theorizing about them, in an attempt to understand why cinema became the great art-form of the 20th century (and beyond). In the process, they literally rewrote cinema history.
Editor’s Note: Being as pictures of film critics aren’t the most engaging (a little dry to say the least!), we decided to insert some always welcomed Terminator animations. Enjoy.