|Occupation Journalist, film critic|
Roger Greenspun is an American journalist and noted film critic. He is best known for his work with The New York Times in which he reviewed near 400 films, particularly in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and for Penthouse for which he was the film critic throughout much of the late 1970s and 1980s. He was a professor of film history and criticism at Rutgers University in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as at Columbia University.
Greenspun, who also contributed to Sight & Sound, Film Comment and other periodicals, was "one of the first (and still one of the few) mass-media reviewers to have emerged from the film quarterly underground," Variety wrote in 1973. He was ranked 4th out of 26 reviewers appraised in Variety for their accuracy in reflecting films' commercial success.