Roger Ebert. Clear-eyed dreamer, king of the written word… http://t.co/EqCEGzKSA8
Roger Ebert. Millions of thumbs up for you. RIP
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 4, 2013
we lost a thoughtful writer, i remember my first review from him, pi (i got his and siskel's thumbs) it was a career highlight. #rogerebert
— darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) April 4, 2013
Thanks Mr. Ebert.
A sincere RIP, Mr. Ebert, from this Chicago boy.
Siskel & Ebert almost single-thumbedly made Hoop Dreams a thing. If they'd never done anything else, they'd still be indie film legends.
— Roadside Attractions (@roadsidetweets) April 4, 2013
Movies are human documents. They show us our soul. Roger Ebert taught me that. Rest in peace.
Ebert was singular. We are all in his shadow and his debt.
— 32 across (@aoscott) April 4, 2013
R.I.P. Roger Ebert. One of the greats in his field. I'm very sad.
One cannot overstate the importance of @ebertchicago to film history. He was a one-man movie appreciation machine, and tireless to the end.
— Ira Deutchman (@nyindieguy) April 4, 2013
Rest in Peace, Roger. You were simply the best.
— Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss) April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert – an uncynical lover of the movies. Two thumbs pointing up to the sky.
Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford said in a statement:
“From the mightiest blockbuster to the smallest independent film, Roger Ebert devoted his career to sharing his love of film with generations of moviegoers. The role of critics is to call them as they see them and Roger did so with integrity. In more than four decades of honest review of our films, Roger demanded excellence – but recognized directorial achievements. For his dedication and service to the craft, in 2009, the DGA awarded him our Honorary Life Member Award. He will be deeply missed.”
Ebert is also remembered by fellow Chicagoan President Obama, who Tweeted:
"The movies won't be the same without Roger." —President Obama