25. David Edelstein
Publications: Slate, New York Post, The Village Voice, Boston Phoenix, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Variety, New York
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As filmgoers, we obviously prefer good movies over bad ones, but when it comes to reviews, it's always more fun to read a tear-down of a truly crappy movie. Few critics are able to eviscerate cinema's dregs quite like New York's champion of snark, David Edelstein. It's exactly that brand of written scorn that immortalized Edelstein during the heyday of Saw and Hostel, wholly unpleasant horror movies that he famously dubbed "torture porn."