He was one of the last of a dying breed of film critics. Siskel & Ebert made film criticism something that everyman could do….Their show made people think about film critics in a different way.
They argued with one another, sometimes passionately disagreeing about the merits of the movies.
Ebert was not always someone you agreed with. He didn’t set himself up to be “Mr Nice Guy” or go out of his way to charm. He was himself, a regular guy who happened to know a heck of a lot about the movies.