Fittingly, Roger Ebert’s last movie review was of a film he thoroughly enjoyed. The esteemed critic died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at age 70, and his longtime employer, the Chicago Sun-Times, published his final review in Sunday’s paper. Appropriately enough for the critic who so loved film, it was a good one—three-and-a-half stars.
Ebert’s final review is of To the Wonder, a romantic drama from director Terrence Malick starring Ben Affleck.
Wrote Ebert at the end of his review, “There will be many who find To the Wonder elusive and too effervescent. They’ll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need.”
By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, April 9, 2013
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