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Roger Ebert BLASTS Ryan Dunn for Drunk Driving

6/20/2011 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Dunn hasn't even been dead for a day yet -- and film critic Roger Ebert is already ripping the late "Jackass" star for boozing before getting behind the wheel  ... tweeting, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive."

Ryan Dunn Drunk
TMZ broke the story ... Dunn's drinking buddy claims Ryan had at least 3 beers and 3 shots before hitting the road in his Porsche.

Obviously, Ebert has a point -- but we gotta ask ...



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Bruno Bruno

If he had been alone in the car, then this would be too soon. Instead, he had a passenger and was out drinking with friends before the crash. You don't have to be legally drunk to have alcohol affect your ability to drive. Even a single drink has been shown to decrease your reaction time. It's sad that he took someone out with him when he made the very jackass-ish decision to drink and then drive.

Jon Jon

Ebert's right. Enabler's let enabler's drink and drive. True friendship is a beautiful caring thing.Where people look out for what's best for one another.

Erica Erica

Someone just lost their son...it hasn't been said whether or not alcohol was a factor...too soon? yeah your kinda jumping the gun there...wouldn't you feel like a jacka** if he wasn't drunk? This is sad anyway you look at it...a little respect people.


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Bruno Bruno

If he had been alone in the car, then this would be too soon. Instead, he had a passenger and was out drinking with friends before the crash. You don't have to be legally drunk to have alcohol affect your ability to drive. Even a single drink has been shown to decrease your reaction time. It's sad that he took someone out with him when he made the very jackass-ish decision to drink and then drive.

Jon Jon

Ebert's right. Enabler's let enabler's drink and drive. True friendship is a beautiful caring thing.Where people look out for what's best for one another.

Erica Erica

Someone just lost their son...it hasn't been said whether or not alcohol was a factor...too soon? yeah your kinda jumping the gun there...wouldn't you feel like a jacka** if he wasn't drunk? This is sad anyway you look at it...a little respect people.

Mike L Mike L

Too soon? Absolutely not!! Its too late! If in fact he was drunk at the time of the accident, he should burn in hell. He took an innocent life and destroyed a nice car and public property. Hope he had good insurance, because his family is gonna get sued big by the other persons family. We all know that drinking and driving is bad, yet people continue to do it. Maybe we need to bring back prohibition in the US to keep idiots from hurting themselves and others.

Brad Brad

Wow..At least have some f***en respect. The man just passed for gods sake!

Curious Curious

Is Ebert ripping Ryan or is he ripping the folks that let Ryan drive after drinking? Seems to me he's ripping the friends of the Jackass star for letting him drive after drinking. Open to interpretation?

alessandra alessandra

That may be the case, But come on the poor guy has not even been dead a day, and the fact that we don't even know his blood level yet, what a ass have a heart

Elle0375 Elle0375

He is right!! And it's not too soon....more people need to hear this before they end up dead or killing an innocent person!!!! There is no excuse, ever for this!!!!!

Mr. DickTurpin Mr. DickTurpin

Ebert is being his usually witty self - his comment makes him sound like a jackass - that's the point - it's an homage to Ryan Dunn. Get it?


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Dave    

Im more upset that a innocent life was lost in all of this

1221 days ago
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Brad    

Wow..At least have some f***en respect. The man just passed for gods sake!

1221 days ago
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LR    

you said it, Roger!

1221 days ago
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MY2CENTS    

This was confirmed a hoax....and April Magera was in on it5...\m/

1221 days ago
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thesportsguy88    

this guy is a complete moron....i wonder what he would be saying if that was his kid in that car ?????? im thinking it wouldnt sound the same....... screw this guy !!!!!!

1221 days ago
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Curious    

Is Ebert ripping Ryan or is he ripping the folks that let Ryan drive after drinking?

Seems to me he's ripping the friends of the Jackass star for letting him drive after drinking.

Open to interpretation?

1221 days ago
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twice    

You think thats bad,Look at Christopher Titus's post!

1221 days ago
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HellraiserRadio    

F**k respect. Ryan Dunn killed a man, and killed himself. He couldn't afford a cab? He couldn't call a friend? He couldn't afford a hotel room? He couldn't sleep in his car?

Ebert might be a sanctimonious a-hole, but he's right.

1221 days ago
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wikidv8    

the real jackass is Roger Ebert.....

1221 days ago
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Victoria    

Instead of crucifying Ryan (because as we all know he made a very bad judgment call) lets use this opportunity to let the young and old know that drinking and driving is a serious and deadly offense.

1221 days ago
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Roxy    

First off they dont know who was driving. For all we know his friend was sober and just lost control. Second Ebert you get 2 thumbs down for being so rude *** hole.

1221 days ago
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Elle0375    

Dave less than a minute ago
Im more upset that a innocent life was lost in all of this


And that was????? and don't say the passenger, b/c he knew he was getting into a vehicle with a driver who was drinking.

1221 days ago
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Bruno    

If he had been alone in the car, then this would be too soon. Instead, he had a passenger and was out drinking with friends before the crash. You don't have to be legally drunk to have alcohol affect your ability to drive. Even a single drink has been shown to decrease your reaction time.

It's sad that he took someone out with him when he made the very jackass-ish decision to drink and then drive.

1221 days ago
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patti    

It's never to soon to save a life, the man would be alive if somebody had taken his keys and called him a cab. Besides, you're worried about offending anybody connected with Jackass???

1221 days ago
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Jason    

I only partially feel bad for Ryan Dunn remember he didn't just kill himself he killed someone else as well. I think Roger Ebert is expressing the rage of all the people who are effected by Ryan's death and other victims of driving drunk. I wish he had taken a more serious note to his tweet because using the jackass is semi making a joke at the expense of a dead person which is never acceptable

1221 days ago
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