Roger Ebert dies at 70: Reactions from celebrities he critiqued in reviews

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, April 04, 2013

1 of 13: 'Goodbye Roger Ebert, we had fun. The balcony is closed,' actor Steve Martin Tweeted, in reaction to the news that Roger Ebert had passed away at age 70.

In his review of the 2006 film 'Pink Panther,' published in the Chicago Sun Times, Ebert said about Steve Martin's performance as Jacques Clouseau: 'Even in purely physical scenes, something is missing. I think maybe the problem is that Steve Martin is sane, and cannot lose himself entirely to idiocy.'

For Martin's 1992 film 'Leap of Faith,' Ebert praised him for his role as Jonas Nightengale: 'The movie itself has considerable qualities, among them Martin's performance as Nightengale. This isn't the sleek, groomed, prosperous Steve Martin we've seen in movies like 'L.A. Story.' It's Martin as a seedy, desperate, bright, greedy man without hope. It's quite a performance, when the spirit takes him and he leaps about onstage, pumping energy into his lethargic audience with show-biz cunning.

(Pictured: Steve Martin appears in an undated 2010 photo posted on his Twitter page.) (twitter.com/STEVEMARTINTOGO)