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Janet Maslin (born 1949) is an American journalist. She is best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times.



Maslin graduated from the University of Rochester in 1970, with a B.A. degree and a major in mathematics.[1] She was once married to record producer Jon Landau. She is now married to writer Benjamin Cheever, and lives with their two sons in Pleasantville, New York, where she serves as President of the Board of the Jacob Burns Film Center.


Maslin currently reviews books for The New York Times. Previously, she was the paper's long-time film critic, serving from 1977-1999.[2] She began her career as a rock music critic for The Boston Phoenix and Rolling Stone.


  1. ^ Interview with Janet Maslin
  2. ^ Sean Elder, "Maslin Bails, Critics Rail", Salon, September 23, 1999, accessed December 21, 2007.


Articles written by Janet Maslin
  • "Janet Maslin: Recent and archived news articles by Janet Maslin of The New York Times." Times Topics, The New York Times. Accessed December 21, 2007. (Includes index of "Maslin's articles published in the New York Times since April 1996, with navigational links to full texts of the first 1000; not all may be accessible or accessible free.)
  • "Reviews: Janet Maslin". Movies, The New York Times. Accessed December 21, 2007. ("Listed below are reviews written by Janet Maslin for The New York Times. Click on a title to read a review, access details about the movie or post your own online review." [Alphabetical index of Maslin's movie reviews.])
Media interviews with Janet Maslin

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