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Nostalgia Critic 

The Nostalgia Critic (original title)
A sardonic critic reviews movies and TV shows from his childhood and adulthood.


Doug Walker
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Doug Walker ...  Nostalgia Critic / ... 619 episodes, 2007-2019


A sardonic critic reviews movies and TV shows from his childhood and adulthood.

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Release Date:

July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Downers Grove, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Doug Walker has stated that he draws a lot of inspiration for the Nostalgia Critic character from Jack Lemmon's performance in the film The Great Race (1965), as well as Daffy Duck cartoons. See more »


[repeated line]
Nostalgia Critic: FUCKING BUBBLES!
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Crazy Credits

Starting with the Battlefield Earth review, the worst line from the movie/movies reviewed is repeated over the Channel Awesome logo. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: War Room (2016) See more »


The Review Must Go On
(Theme music: 2013-present)
Written by Doug Walker
Orchestrated by Michael Schiciano (as Michael 'Skitch' Schiciano)
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Has turned into exactly what he's ranted against for years...
11 July 2017 | by DarwinskidSee all my reviews

Like a lot of people I became familiar with The Nostalgia Critic and his portrayer/creator Doug Walker in the summer of 2007 on YouTube. At the time, he didn't have anywhere the budget he has today and because of YouTube guidelines his videos had to try to be less than ten minutes. His content then was very to the point, had legitimate and researched criticism, and above all else was actually funny. Not to say he had a perfect thing going on, he did make a few trivial mistakes with his early videos, but for the most part it a harmless string of YouTube videos.

He grew in popularity which led to various others trying to mimic his style of review, getting his own website where he'd not only create content but others as well( many of who became internet stars in their own right) becoming a guest at conventions, and being able to reach out and get people like Mara Wilson("Matilda") and legendary animator Don Bluth("Secret of NIMH") to appear on his content. However, the popularity only went to Walker's head and the content did not get better, it became worse with age.

As time went, the videos became longer than they needed to be, became pretentious( see his woeful editorials, vlogs, and sibling rivalry videos with his brother) more material was not researched better( or at all) and a lot of the humor became mean spirited and condescending to the viewer. The nice and reasonable personality Walker usually portrayed off-screen with fans appeared more and more like a facade than genuine with how eerily similar his views and general attitude of them were to that of his character - Not the night and day difference he used to display when he first started out making videos. Like a lot of the shows and film franchises Walker usually rants on about as "not doing anything new" and "trying too hard to be trendy with today" he too has ironically fallen victim to this and the majority of his newest content is just unwatchable. Furthermore, Walker seems to really think that he is a legitimate film critic and that his character qualifies as such, not quite as the purpose of creating the character was originally just to riff on things for laughs. How fame can really conquer rational thinking...

Walker made a good call ending the character some years ago and decidedly wanting to create newer programs for his social media, but made the mistake of waiting too late in the game to announce it and thus created a backlash from his fan-base so out of worry he brought the character back, but it was never the same - He started making reviews of films that had just came out recently( contradictory to the word "nostalgic"), did more and more crossovers, had skits that ran longer and didn't go anywhere, and the style of humor was unsettling in a similar sense to contemporary Family Guy.

I would only recommend his much earlier content, nothing he's done in recent years. How the mighty have fallen...Ironically, many Nostalgia Critic imitators are proving to do it better than he has in recent years, go figure.

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