Ben Lyons is being called a horrible movie critic by other movie critics, claims a stunning new report.
Ben Lyons is being called the “thumbs down” host of the new At the Moviesin a new report.
Says the Times:
“[Lyons] has gotten a resounding thumbs down from an angry mob of film bloggers, columnists, professional movie critics and fans of the show. Consensus is that Lyons, the son of New York film critic Jeffrey Lyons, is unworthy of the balcony seats once occupied by Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel on the TV mainstay that has rallied audiences into theaters for more than three decades.”
What are other critics saying?
Erik Childress, vice president of the Chicago Film Critics Assn: “His integrity’s out the window. He has no taste. Everyone thinks he’s a joke.”
Lyons called “I am Legend” “one of the greatest movies ever made.”
The article even claims he is a “quote whore”.
“But among the accusations flung his way: that he landed his job through nepotism, is unknowledgeable about movies, sucks up to celebrities and, most damaging, is a “quote whore” — a shill for movie marketers whose all-too-frequent raves are repurposed as gushy pull quotes on movie ads, usually accompanied by several exclamation points.”
Lyons refused to be interviewed for the article.