Schneider Blasts 'Pompous' Movie Critic

Subscribe To:

American comic ROB SCHNEIDER has furiously labelled movie critic PATRICK GOLDSTEIN "unfunny" and "pompous" for his attack on his contribution to cinema.

The former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star has taken out a full-page advertisement in the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER attacking Goldstein's article on 26 January (05), in which he blasted movie studios for making lacklustre sequels like DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO.

His verbal assault mirrors OWEN WILSON's recent defence of STARSKY + HUTCH co-star BEN STILLER, who was criticised for his "tiresome" screen presence by New Yorker magazine's DAVID DENBY.

Schneider writes of Goldstein, "Most of the world (has) no idea of your existence.

"Maybe you didn't win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven't invented a category for 'Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter'.

"I can honestly say that if I sat with your colleagues at a luncheon, afterwards they'd say, 'You know, that Rob Schneider is a pretty intelligent guy' ... whereas, if you sat with my colleagues, after lunch, you would just be beaten beyond recognition."

On gossip website PAGESIX.COM, Goldstein responds, "I haven't received so many congratulatory phone calls since BILLY CRYSTAL wrote a letter to the editor comparing me to ROY COHN."

07/02/2005 17:54


Tags: Rob Schneider - Patrick - DEUCE BIGALOW - Owen Wilson - Ben Stiller - Billy Crystal

Subscribe To:

More Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider Points To Parkinson's Medication As Possible Cause Of Robin Williams Suicide

Days after the death of Robin Williams, the world and the entertainment industry in particular, are still reeling from the loss. As many focus the...

The Reef 2: High Tide Movie Review

An improvement on 2006's The Reef, this underwater adventure doesn't hold a candle to big studio animation, but its deeply ridiculous plot is charmingly scruffy....

Roger Ebert Dies Aged 70: The Five Movies He Hated The Most

Roger Ebert, the esteemed American journalist, movie critic and screenwriter, has died aged 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert worked as a critic...


You May Not Kiss The Bride Trailer

Brian is a highly ordinary pet photographer who clashes with formidable Croatian crime kingpin Vadik Nikitin following an unforeseen incident. Nikitin seizes the opportunity and...

Rob Schneider Brings Wife To Letterman Taping

Actor and comedian Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo; Jack and Jill; Grown Ups) arrives at 'The Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed...

Grown Ups Trailer

Watch the trailer for Grown Ups When a group of friends learn of the passing of their former basketball coach who took their school team...



Rob Schneider Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rob Schneider

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All