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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Richard Roeper's last episode with the show aired on 16 August 2008. Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz would take over as hosts from September 2008 to August 2009. Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott (who both previously appeared as guest co-hosts alongside Roeper) would again take over as hosts in September 2009 until the show's cancellation in August 2010. See more »

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[reviewing "Leonard Part 6"]
Roger Ebert: Maybe at some point there was an original inspiration for a good comedy here, I don't know. They certainly were not reluctant to spend a lot of money looking ridiculous in this movie and sometimes that works, but not this time. The whole movie is a mess, and even though Cosby has disowned it, he cannot escape all the blame. I don't think so. In one scene, his twenty-year old daughter brings home a sixty-six-year old man that she wants to marry. Cosby is appalled; ...
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Great show!
11 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an aspiring film critic myself, I've truly enjoyed Roger Ebert's reviews over the years and like his style when it comes to reviewing them. Gene Siskel is truly missed, and the show has never forgotten him and always treats his memory with respect. Richard Roeper is also a good reviewer and I like the new balance he brings to the show and he and Roger seem to fit together very well on the show. I'm already gearing up for the Best (and especially) the Worst Movies of the Year episodes!


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