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Vincent Canby (July 27, 1924September 15, 2000) was an Americanmarker film critic.

Canby was born in Chicagomarker, Illinoismarker, the son of Katharine Anne (née Vincent) and Lloyd Canby. He became the chief film critic for The New York Times in 1969 and reviewed more than 1000 films during his tenure there. He was an enthusiastic supporter of many filmmakers, notably Woody Allen, who credited Canby's rave review of Take The Money and Run as a crucial point in his career. He was also heavily critical of some otherwise acclaimed films, such as Rocky, The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Time in America, Chinatown, After Hours , The Exorcist , One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather Part II and Alien.

He died from cancer in Manhattanmarker, New York Citymarker. Almost three years later, upon the death of Bob Hope, the late Canby's byline appeared on the front page of the New York Times. Canby had written the bulk of Hope's obituary for the newspaper several years before.


  3. "Take the Money and Run (1969)", New York Times review by Vincent Canby, August 19, 1969.

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