Critic Smack Down

Adam Reed

by: Adam Reed
September 11th, 2008

It's common for a movie critic to be harsh at times, but usually the harshness is directed at the review of the film and not at a reviewer of the film. Understandably Lou Lumenick, movie critic for the New York Post, was quite excited to see the much talked about film by Danny Boyle, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. While viewing the film Lou felt a tap on the shoulder. Lou's response was a firm "Don't touch me!" The tapping continued and Lou's responses became more stern. Finally he had enough and forgot his public position and responsibilities. According to a fellow member of the audience, this is when Lou Lumenick "stands up in the darkness and thwacks the guy behind him with a big festival binder. He hit him so hard everybody could hear it. Everyone freaked out and turned around." Now here's the twist: the tapper turned out to be none other than Chicago-Sun Time's Roger Ebert. Wow. Turns out that Ebert was tapping Lou on the shoulder in attempt to get him to move his head, which was blocking his view. As you know, Ebert has fought thyroid and salivary gland cancer for a very long time now and no longer can use his voice, thus the tapping. After Lou Lumenick saw the man he struck I'm sure he felt embarrassed, but I am very shocked to hear that no apology was offered then, and one has yet to be offered.

Source: NYDailyNews

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  • Marie

    sounds like the profession of being a critic is a mood bomb ready to go off at any moment! I’d be thinking of a new way to make myself smile….see a few comedies out there!!!

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