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Siskel & Ebert 

Siskel & Ebert & the Movies (original title)
Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Film critics Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and A.O. Scott of the New York Times give their opinions on the latest new releases. The films are reviewed with the classifications 'See It', 'Skip It', or 'Rent It'. They also make suggestions as to excellent films they recommend for renting on video. Written by Joe Fiore

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The weekend following Gene Siskel's death, Roger Ebert devoted the entire half hour as a tribute to his memory. On the show were various clips from show's past as well their history together as journalists and then on television. See more »

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Gene Siskel: [referring to "North"] Well, I think you've got to hold Rob Reiner's feet to the fire here: he's the guy in charge, he's saying this is entertainment - it's deplorable. There isn't a gag that works. You couldn't write worse jokes if I told you to write worse jokes. The ethnic stereotyping is appalling, it's embarrassing, you feel unclean as you're sitting there; it's junk - first-class junk.
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Ebert & Roeper review
17 December 2002 | by (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – See all my reviews

The loss of Gene Siskel put to end one of greatest TV relationships. That being Siskel along with Roger Ebert. These two movie critics who worked for rival newspapers in Chicago (Siskel worked at the Tribune, and Ebert work for the Sun-Times) were put together to see if they could work together. Indeed they worked very well. So well they had to switch producers/distributors TWICE, and by the time they did they show for Disney their "Two Thumbs Up" became the standard in movie industry.

Now Richard Roeper has taken on Gene Siskel role, with the power of the "Thumb" along with it. Roeper is not Siskel and nor should he be. Unlike Siskel, Roeper also works at the Sun-Times along with Ebert, and because of this someone might ask can Roeper think for himself? Indeed Roeper can and quite frequently these two critics can give a split vote on movies. Roeper also gives the audience that is someone younger to interact with an elder critic. Roeper was in his teens when Siskel and Ebert started their TV friendship

The show itself is done at a faster pace and their Thumb up/down is shown during the review as well as at recap of the show. The set is now a hybrid of an average TV Set and a Movie theater balcony. Who would put video monitors in the back of a movie theater anyway LOL.

Ebert and Roeper will never be a `Siskel & Ebert' but it does show the movie review program still has some gas in the tank left. How much? I don't know, just enjoy the ride. Even I think their are both nuts at times. Most movie critics are.


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