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It's jarring to visit Roger Ebert's Sun Times page and discover that he's reviewed new movies I still haven't seen. It's like he's not quite gone, or like he's started a dialogue and is still waiting for our response. Man.

You could consider Roger Ebert an overly sympathetic critic, but more often than not he was succinct and truthful in his thousands of columns. It didn't matter whether you agreed with him because knowing Ebert's perspective was valuable and edifying by itself. Some critics try to wow you with wordplay and professorial authority. Ebert always directed your awe back at the film itself.

To honor his passing, I've picked out ten Ebert quotes about movies we've looked at in our Best. Movie. Ever. feature. Let's use his great insights to buttress our own. His remarks about each film is italicized, then my own remarks about that quote follow. (All »

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