Public speaker, comedian, author and award-winning film critic Larry Ratliff is called “The Jalapeno Guy” because for decades he rated movies on a scale of one-to-four jalapenos.
From January 1996, Ratliff served as film critic and movie feature writer for the San Antonio Express-News newspaper. He has also written several lifestyle columns for the Dallas Morning News.
For over three years, his movie reviews and interviews were syndicated to 210 NBC network TV affiliates in the United States and 15 foreign countries.
A professional film critic since 1983, Ratliff grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth-area city of Grand Prairie. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He holds a BA degree in Speech with an emphasis on Radio, TV and Film with a minor in journalism.