Marshall Fine (born November 7, 1950, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US) Author, Journalist, and movie critic. Marshall Fine is a film critic and author who has worked at newspapers in Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, South Dakota, California and New York. Fine spent 25 years covering film for Gannett Newspapers. More recently, he has served as film/TV critic for Star magazine and Huffington Post. Most recently, he created Hollywood & Fine, a website (developed by Stan Krome of First Crescent) devoted to film reviews and interviews.
Fine grew up in Richfield, MN, a Minneapolis suburb, until he was 13. His family subsequently moved to St. Louis Park, MN, another Minneapolis suburb, which also was home to humorist Al Franken, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.
Fine began his career as a critic at 18, writing reviews of rock concerts and albums for the Minneapolis Star while a freshman at the University of Minnesota. He subsequently created entertainment sections at several of the newspapers where he worked.
He is the author of three biographies: Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah; Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness; and Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented the American Independent Film. He conducted the Playboy Interview with Howard Stern and Tim Robbins for Playboy Magazine.
Fine directed a documentary short, "Flo Fox's Dicthology," that was selected for the Woodstock and Amsterdam film festivals in 2002. His documentary feature, "Do You Sleep in the Nude?," about film critic Rex Reed, was selected for the Hamptons Film Festival (2007) and the South by Southwest Film Festival (2008).
Fine is a three-time former chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle: 1992, 2002 and 2006 and is a member of New York Film Critics Online. He is a contributing editor for Cigar Aficionado magazine and has written cover stories on, among others, Jay-Z, Sylvester Stallone, Catherine Zeta-Jones and the cast of "Entourage".
His writing has appeared in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, New York Observer such as and, Playboy, Penthouse Magazine, Premiere, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.
He helped create and hosted the Journal-News Film Club at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, from 2001 to 2004. Fine subsequently created, produces and hosts the Emelin Film Club at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, NY, which began in 2005. He launched the Thalia Film Club at Symphony Space on Manhattan's Upper West Side in 2010.
On July 16, 2012, he provoked anger when he posted the first negative review  of The Dark Knight Rises. His review was posted on review site Rotten Tomatoes and within minutes, started receiving hateful comments and death threats. So much feedback came in that it crashed his server and Rotten Tomatoes had to remove the link to his review and temporarily disable comments on reviews for the movie. When asked about the situation in an interview, he said "It's part of the job."
He subsequently wrote about the experience on his website .
He recently published his first novel as an e-book: "Killing My Idiot Boss."
He is a member of the board of directors of Westchester Collaborative Theater , and has written several plays - one-act and full-length - produced by the company.
- Fine, Marshall. "Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises -- A Dissenting View". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Singer, Matt. "'Dark Knight Rises' Critic Receives Death Threats". Indiewire. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Atchity, Matt. "The Dark Knight Rises -- This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Singer, Matt. "Marshall Fine On the Reaction to His 'Dark Knight Rises' Review: "It's Part of the Job."". Indiewire. Retrieved 18 July 2012.