CHICAGO — Roger Ebert's skill as a movie critic was not only in describing great films. He also artfully skewered bad ones.
To mark Ebert's 70th birthday in 2012, complex.com dug up 50 of Ebert's "harshest quotes."
Here are 10:
"Mad Dog Time" (1996): "Watching 'Mad Dog Time' is like waiting for the bus in a city where you're not sure they have a bus line."
"A Lot Like Love" (2005): "To say 'A Lot Like Love' is dead in the water is an insult to water."
"Johnny Be Good" (1988): "A squandering of resources equivalent to polluting a river or plowing under a rain forest. I'm serious. They oughta have their pictures on the post office wall."
"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001): "I've seen audits that were more thrilling."
"Easy Come, Easy Go" (1967): "After a dozen movies, [Elvis] should have learned to talk by now."
"Breaking the Rules" (1993): "A long, painful lapse of taste, tone and ordinary human feeling. Perhaps it was made by beings from another planet."
"Sex Drive" (2008): "This movie doesn't contain offensive language. The offensive language contains the movie."
"The Brown Bunny" (2003): "I had a colonoscopy once and they let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining than Brown Bunny."
"Armageddon" (1998): "No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out."
"Freddie Got Fingered" (2001): "This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. ... This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels."