Home My Picks Browse Rules About Hall of Fame
Rotten Dead Pool
Critic
NAME OCCUPATION SUMMARY BORN DIED  
Kenneth Allsop Critic London Evening News book critic 29-Jan-1920 23-May-1973 DEAD
Henri Frédéric Amiel Critic Journal Intime 27-Sep-1821 11-May-1881 DEAD
Brooks Atkinson Critic New York Times drama critic 28-Nov-1894 14-Jan-1984 DEAD
Lester Bangs Critic Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung 14-Dec-1948 30-Apr-1982 DEAD
Roland Barthes Critic Structuralist literary critic, S/Z 12-Nov-1915 23-Mar-1980 DEAD
Walter Jackson Bate Critic Samuel Johnson 23-May-1918 26-Jul-1999 DEAD
Max Beerbohm Critic Caricaturist, Seven Men 24-Aug-1872 20-May-1956 DEAD
Eric Bentley Critic The Life of the Drama 14-Sep-1916 TBD ADD
Richard Bentley Critic Reformed classical scholarship 27-Jan-1662 14-Jul-1742 DEAD
Sven Birkerts Critic The Gutenberg Elegies 21-Sep-1951 TBD ADD
Mr. Blackwell Critic Issued an annual "Worst-Dressed List" 29-Aug-1922 19-Oct-2008 DEAD
Harold Bloom Critic Literary critic, Yale professor 11-Jul-1930 TBD ADD
Wayne C. Booth Critic The Rhetoric of Fiction 22-Feb-1921 10-Oct-2005 DEAD
Malcolm Bradbury Critic The History Man 07-Sep-1932 27-Nov-2000 DEAD
Joe Bob Briggs Critic B-movie film reviewer 27-Jan-1953 TBD ADD
Cleanth Brooks Critic The Well Wrought Urn 16-Oct-1906 10-May-1994 DEAD
Van Wyck Brooks Critic Finders & Makers 16-Feb-1886 02-May-1963 DEAD
Kenneth Burke Critic Language as Symbolic Action 05-May-1897 19-Nov-1993 DEAD
A. S. Byatt Critic Possession 24-Aug-1936 TBD ADD
Vincent Canby Critic Film/Theater Critic, The New York Times 27-Jul-1924 15-Sep-2000 DEAD
John Carey Critic The Intellectuals and the Masses 05-Apr-1934 TBD ADD
Robert Christgau Critic Village Voice music critic 18-Apr-1942 TBD ADD
Steven Cojocaru Critic Entertainment Tonight fashion critic 05-Jan-1965 TBD ADD
Cyril Connolly Critic Enemies of Promise 10-Sep-1903 26-Nov-1974 DEAD
Judith Crist Critic Ascerbic film critic 22-May-1922 07-Aug-2012 DEAD
Ben Croshaw Critic Zero Punctuation 24-May-1983 TBD ADD
John Dennis Critic The Usefulness of the Stage 1657 06-Jan-1734 DEAD
Terry Eagleton Critic Literary Theory: An Introduction 22-Feb-1943 TBD ADD
Roger Ebert Critic Siskel and Ebert 18-Jun-1942 04-Apr-2013 DEAD
Richard Ellmann Critic James Joyce 15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 DEAD
William Empson Critic Seven Types of Ambiguity 27-Sep-1906 15-Apr-1984 DEAD
Leslie A. Fiedler Critic Love and Death in the American Novel 08-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 DEAD
Norman Foerster Critic New Humanist movement 14-Apr-1887 01-Aug-1972 DEAD
Sigfried Giedion Critic Space, Time and Architecture 14-Apr-1888 10-Apr-1968 DEAD
John Golding Critic Cubism: A History and an Analysis 10-Sep-1929 09-Apr-2012 DEAD
Stephen Greenblatt Critic The Swerve 07-Nov-1943 TBD ADD
Elizabeth Hardwick Critic Seduction and Betrayal 27-Jul-1916 02-Dec-2007 DEAD
Geoffrey H. Hartman Critic The Unmediated Vision 11-Aug-1929 14-Mar-2016 DEAD
Nat Hentoff Critic The Jazz Life 10-Jun-1925 07-Jan-2017 DEAD
Granville Hicks Critic Marxist critic, The Great Tradition 09-Sep-1901 18-Jun-1982 DEAD
Irving Howe Critic Editor of Dissent 11-Jun-1920 05-May-1993 DEAD
Lewis Hyde Critic The Gift 16-Oct-1945 TBD ADD
Michiko Kakutani Critic Quirky New York Times book critic 09-Jan-1955 TBD ADD
Stanley Kauffmann Critic Film critic for The New Republic 24-Apr-1916 09-Oct-2013 DEAD
Alfred Kazin Critic On Native Grounds 05-Jun-1915 05-Jun-1998 DEAD
Hugh Kenner Critic The Poetry of Ezra Pound 07-Jan-1923 24-Nov-2003 DEAD
Frank Kermode Critic The Sense of an Ending 29-Nov-1919 17-Aug-2010 DEAD
Walter Kerr Critic New York Times drama critic 08-Jul-1913 09-Oct-1996 DEAD
Harry Knowles Critic Ain't It Cool News 11-Dec-1971 TBD ADD
Hilton Kramer Critic The New Criterion 25-Mar-1928 27-Mar-2012 DEAD
Murray Krieger Critic The Play and Place of Criticism 27-Nov-1923 05-Aug-2000 DEAD
Phillip Lopate Critic Portrait of My Body 16-Nov-1943 TBD ADD
Dwight Macdonald Critic Against the American Grain 24-Mar-1906 19-Dec-1982 DEAD
Ian MacDonald Critic Revolution in the Head 03-Oct-1948 20-Aug-2003 DEAD
John Albert Macy Critic Socialism in America 10-Apr-1877 26-Aug-1932 DEAD
Leonard Maltin Critic Film critic 18-Dec-1950 TBD ADD
Burns Mantle Critic New York Daily News drama critic 23-Dec-1873 09-Feb-1948 DEAD
Janet Maslin Critic New York Times film critic 1948 TBD ADD
Brander Matthews Critic The Study of American Literature 21-Feb-1852 31-Mar-1929 DEAD
F. O. Matthiessen Critic American Renaissance 19-Feb-1902 01-Apr-1950 DEAD
Michael Medved Critic Traditional values pundit, film critic 00-Oct-1948 TBD ADD
Louis Menand Critic The Metaphysical Club 21-Jan-1952 TBD ADD
H. L. Mencken Critic The American Language 12-Sep-1880 29-Jan-1956 DEAD
J. Hillis Miller Critic Deconstructionist literary critic 05-Mar-1928 TBD ADD
Elvis Mitchell Critic New York Times film critic 1958 TBD ADD
Momus Critic Scottish music critic, famous for 15 people 11-Feb-1960 TBD ADD
Joe Morgenstern Critic Wall Street Journal film critic 03-Oct-1932 TBD ADD
John Middleton Murry Critic The Story of D. H. Lawrence 06-Aug-1889 13-Mar-1957 DEAD
Max Nordau Critic Zionist and cultural critic, Degeneration 29-Jul-1849 23-Jan-1923 DEAD
Nikolai Novikov Critic Early Russian critic, The Drone 27-Apr-1744 31-Jul-1818 DEAD
Elder Olson Critic Critics and Criticism 09-Mar-1909 25-Jul-1992 DEAD
Francis Turner Palgrave Critic Golden Treasury 28-Sep-1824 24-Oct-1897 DEAD
Michael Parenti Critic Make-Believe Media 1933 TBD ADD
Robert M. Parker Critic The Wine Advocate 23-Jul-1947 TBD ADD
Walter Pater Critic Marius the Epicurean 04-Aug-1839 30-Jul-1894 DEAD
William Lyon Phelps Critic Essays on Modern Novelists 02-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 DEAD
Richard Poirier Critic Raritan, A Quarterly Review 09-Sep-1925 15-Aug-2009 DEAD
Quintilian Critic Institutio Oratoria ? TBD DEAD
Philip Rahv Critic Co-Founder, Partisan Review 10-Mar-1908 22-Dec-1973 DEAD
Burton Rascoe Critic The New York Tribune 22-Oct-1892 19-Mar-1957 DEAD
Henry Hope Reed Critic American Skyline 25-Sep-1915 01-May-2013 DEAD
Rex Reed Critic At the Movies 02-Oct-1938 TBD ADD
Ruth Reichl Critic Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet magazine 16-Jan-1948 TBD ADD
I. A. Richards Critic The Meaning of Meaning 26-Feb-1893 07-Sep-1979 DEAD
John Ruskin Critic Greatest Victorian art critic 08-Feb-1819 20-Jan-1900 DEAD
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve Critic Portraits contemporains 23-Dec-1804 13-Oct-1869 DEAD
George Saintsbury Critic A History of Criticism 23-Oct-1845 28-Jan-1933 DEAD
Pitts Sanborn Critic Music critic for New York Globe 1878 07-Mar-1941 DEAD
Andrew Sarris Critic The American Cinema 31-Oct-1928 20-Jun-2012 DEAD
Brian Sewell Critic Outsider: Always Almost, Never Quite 15-Jun-1931 19-Sep-2015 DEAD
Tom Shales Critic TV critic 03-Nov-1948 TBD ADD
Gene Shalit Critic Film critic 25-Mar-1932 TBD ADD
Elaine Showalter Critic Lead alpha Gynocritic 21-Jan-1941 TBD ADD
Joel Siegel Critic Film critic 07-Jul-1943 29-Jun-2007 DEAD
John Simon Critic Reviewer for New York magazine 12-May-1925 TBD ADD
Gene Siskel Critic Siskel and Ebert 26-Jan-1946 20-Feb-1999 DEAD
Norman Solomon Critic Media critic 1952 TBD ADD
Joel Elias Spingarn Critic Literary critic, NAACP leader 17-May-1875 26-Jul-1939 DEAD
George Steiner Critic After Babel 23-Apr-1929 TBD ADD
John Addington Symonds Critic Renaissance in Italy 05-Oct-1840 19-Apr-1893 DEAD
Diana Trilling Critic Literary critic, The Nation 21-Jul-1905 23-Oct-1996 DEAD
Lionel Trilling Critic The Liberal Imagination 04-Jul-1905 05-Nov-1975 DEAD
Kenneth Tynan Critic British theatre critic 02-Apr-1927 26-Jul-1980 DEAD
Carl Van Doren Critic The American Novel 10-Sep-1885 18-Jul-1950 DEAD
Helen Vendler Critic American poetry critic 30-Apr-1933 TBD ADD
Raymond Williams Critic Culture and Society 31-Aug-1921 26-Jan-1988 DEAD
Alexander Woollcott Critic The Man Who Came to Dinner 18-Jan-1887 23-Jan-1943 DEAD
Jonathan Yardley Critic Influential book critic 27-Oct-1939 TBD ADD
Stark Young Critic So Red the Rose 11-Oct-1881 06-Jan-1963 DEAD
Nina Zagat Critic Zagat Survey 12-Aug-1942 TBD ADD
Tim Zagat Critic Zagat Survey 13-Jun-1940 TBD ADD