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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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eazye118    

Friends shouldn't let "jackass" movie critics tweet with having all of the facts. Have some respect.

1131 days ago
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Amy    

It has yet to be confirmed that he was DRINKING AND DRIVING. People should wait to hear the ******* FACTS before making stupid statements, Roger Ebert included! Too soon buddy, too ******* soon.

1131 days ago
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Al    

If you actually read the tweet, it is a lot more critical of Ryan's friends than it is of Ryan himself. Yes, Ebert called Ryan a jackass, but Ryan probably wanted to be called that.

Ebert isn't saying that Ryan shouldn't have been drinking. Ebert is saying that Ryan's friends shouldn't have let him drive when he wasn't sober.

That sad thing is that Ryan's friends had also been drinking and their judgement wasn't so hot at the time either. In a case like that, who is supposed to take away the keys? It makes it pretty clear to me that the bar bears a good deal of responsibility.

1131 days ago
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Tom    

I found this drunk driving comment jaw dropping.

1131 days ago
65.

Ebert Fails    

As if anyone REALLY gives a flying **** about what roger ebert has to say about anything...

1131 days ago
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MIGHTY WRIGHT    

MAYBE THAT WOULD SAVE SOME OTHER JACKASS FROM DRIVING DRUNK.THIS HAS COST SO MANY LIVES WHETHER YOU ARE THE VICTIM OR NOT.E

1131 days ago
67.

Deb    

SAD!!!!

1131 days ago
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John    

Oh look all of Ryans fanboys are out... ITs clear no matter what the tests come back he was at fault in this accident and was going well over th speed limit and my guess is 135mph.. he killed someone in that crash so he can rot in hell...

if you don't like it I don't care. He had the money for the car then he had the 20 bucks to take it out on the 1000's of race tracks around the country and keep that bull**** off the road..

1131 days ago
69.

kar    

It is to soon until all the facts of the accident is known.

1131 days ago
70.

yo    

Ryan Dunn HAD NO RESPECT.

HE KILLED HIS PASSENGER.

HE WAS DRUNK

THE FACTS ARE ALL OUT.

STOP DEFENDING HIM.

DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

Lindsay this means you too.

1131 days ago
71.

wheelerdealer    

**** Ebert.......

1131 days ago
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Celine    

The pictures dont lie he was drinking and it has been proved that any amount of alcohol can alter a persons reaction time behind the wheel, but come on Ryan has not even dead for 24 hours, people should show some respect for him and his family. Yes roger ebert should not have said that this early but blasting him for his opinion is not the way to go.

RIP Ryan, a life cut too short

1131 days ago
73.

HarryPalms    

It was too soon for those who died victims to drunk drivers. Unfortunately YOU CAN'T ASK THEM IF IT WAS TOO SOON FOR THEM TO DIE!!!!

Drunk drivers have it coming for them, ALL OF THEM! Deal with it.

1131 days ago
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Sparky30084    

IF he was drinking and driving he killed another person who willingly got in the car with him, but he could have killed innocent people in another car. Thank goodness he did not. My mother was killed and my father was in a coma when I was six by a drunk driver so, NO, it is not too soon to start making comments. My life was ruined by one stupid person who lived and got NOTHING for what he did and he still had his life to live. My mother did NOT!!

1131 days ago
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BeSerious    

I agree and do not think it too soon to post. My kids and I watched Bam, Ryan and the Jackass gang for years. I am sad, but as my 22yo daughter said, "Mom, he lived the lifestyle, so he died as he lived." RIP Ryan. I hope Bam learns from this because I am worried about Bam and his drinking and partying ways. Sorry, I'm a mom. What can I say?

1131 days ago
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