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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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John    

Bottom Line! Ebert is right. Dunn had some alcohol in his bloodstream. He put that out on the net. He was driving 130MPH+. He had numerous citations, including one for a DUI, driving without a license etc. Dunn was not only a Jackass, he was a criminal. Stop with the excuses. We have become a nation of people who scream about our rights, with no considertion of our responsibilities. The worst of this is that so many young people look upon the Jackass crew as some kind of heros. They act to emulate them. I say that this is what can happen to you if you emulate the actions of a Jackass. Please LEARN and LIVE! As to his friends and family, they can choose not to look at Ebert's and the comments of others, they can never avoid the pain caused them by Dunn himself. Nor can the ones who loved his dead friend.

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Whittney    

Whether or not alcohol was a part of the crash, whether or not it was the reason he crashed, whether or not what he did was right or wrong doesn't really matter right now. It hasn't even been a week yet and people are already bashing because he had a bad decision and died from it. Sure drinking and driving is bad. Sure it is harmful to not just you but others. Sure he had a passenger in the car. But hello he didn't MAKE the passenger get into his car first of all. Second of all hell yeah it's too soon! How would you like it if someone in your family made a mistake and died from it and people started bashing it after it was put on the news? For Christs sake people is it THAT HARD to be a little sympathetic for the families? Is it THAT HARD to give their families and Ryan a bit of peace while this has happened? Is it THAT HARD that people have to be vulgar and stupid? Stop trolling. Grow up. Rest in Peace Ryan. My heart goes out to your family and friends.

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John    

Bottom Line, Ebert is right. He surely had some alcohol in his bloodstream. He put that out on the net. He was driving 130MPH+. He had received numerous traffic citations including one for a DUI. He was not just a Jackass, he was a criminal! As to his family and friends, Dunn was the only one who hurt them. The family and friends have the option of not reading Ebert's or anyone elses remarks. They can never escape what Dunn did to himself and to his dead friend. The sad thing is that so many impressionable young kids act to emulate the stupid antics of the Jackass crew. Heaven help us!

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Mike    

Well, Ebert was right afterall -- drunk and 132 mph -- now, there's your hero folks. Give Ebert a break.

1129 days ago
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butch    

Roger makes a great point. And the outcry from the Jackass camp is insane. These Jackasses thrive on fn with other people and pumping up the lunatic fringe for them to take offense at anything is absurd. Unfortunately Ryan Believed his own press and could not separate the stunts for Film and TV from his real life and he played the ultimate price. And Roger is soooooooo
correct his Jackass friends were not there to prevent his death. They truly live up to the name Jackass, Jackass Jackass.

1129 days ago
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dave    

Ebert a fool ---give me a break,

1129 days ago
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dave    

Maybe Ebert will get drunk someday, and walk out in front of a moving bus ,then there will be something to really talk about,not that I am wishing it,just hoping for it...

1129 days ago
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Claudia    

what the f*&& @ mike l.....u are an ash^%^%^* what kind of person are you stupid...i love jackass there the best....so shut ur f^%*^%# mouth u dumb ass

1129 days ago
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rondeell    

anytime someone loses their life and that of a friend it is very sad and for someone to make these type of remarks is bull ****

1129 days ago
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R B    

Roger Ebert made a comment, it's timing and it's insensative manner were wrong. Be more caring "puddingface".

1129 days ago
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Spikethedog    

He was drunk and going 140 mph.

If Dunn had survived and his passenger had died he could have been charged with murder in many states.
That he died makes him no less guilty of murder.

Ebert's post was in bad taste, not because it came so soon but because it made light of a serious crime with two resultant deaths.

1129 days ago
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megan    

sure he was drinking but in a Porsche goin 130 if u lose control ur ****** either way....and y r u goin to bash on someone tht just passed....and ebert friend dont like ******** like you post stupid **** about people who jus died **** face

1129 days ago
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Candy J    

Why are we not talking about the million other people that drive drunk. Just because he is some kinda star??? People do it everyday- I do not hear anyone saying anything about that. What we only have a problem with it when it is someone really famous??

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mrlambert    

Roger Ebert is now 110% correct of what he said. I know of a family that lost 2 young daughters to a drunk driver. SO this individual bam(wah,wah)magoo is ignorant. Too bad this accident wasn't filmed. They could have used in this foolish jack ass show. I have not an ounce of sympathy for this idiot. 32 citations and twice the legal limit. May the porsche rest in peace.

1129 days ago
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sungunner    

This guy is one of the group of a-holes who promote their infantile, irresponsible lifestyle - and he took another life along with his driving 130+ miles per hour, while double the legal blood alcohol limit. Ebert was right on the money, and the other jackholes should rethink their stupidity.

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