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Release Date:
13 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Roger Ebert is Film Criticism's National Treasure See more (23 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 24)

Roger Ebert ... Himself - Host / ... (257 episodes, 1986-2006)

Gene Siskel ... Himself - Host / ... (187 episodes, 1986-1999)
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Series Directed by
Michael B. Wall (9 episodes, 2008)
Don DuPree (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Produced by
David Plummer .... supervising producer / assistant producer / ... (143 episodes, 1999-2008)
Annie Porter .... coordinating producer (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Pamela Wessmann .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Cleland .... associate producer / executive producer (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Andrea Gronvall .... producer (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Carie Lovstad .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Larry Dieckhaus .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Janet LaMonica .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 1996)
David Kodeski .... assistant producer (1 episode, 1999-2007)

Don DuPree .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
JJ Lee (50 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chris Lord (50 episodes, 2008-2009)

David Feldestein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Greg Connors .... colorist (unknown episodes, 1986)
 
Series Other crew
Sara Martin .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Katie Muren .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Lauren Willems .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Janet LaMonica .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Barbara Warren .... publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Siskel & Ebert & the Movies" - USA (original title)
"At the Movies" - USA (new title)
"Ebert & Roeper" - International (English title) (new title)
"Ebert & Roeper and the Movies" - USA (new title)
"Roger Ebert & the Movies" - USA (new title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The last films reviewed were Eat Pray Love (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and The Expendables (2010) by A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips on 14 August 2010.See more »
Quotes:
Richard Roeper:[reviewing "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie"] If college kids find this entertaining, they must be on drugs!See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Roger Ebert is Film Criticism's National Treasure, 18 January 2003
Author: jberlin11797

Ever since I was 13 years old, and I tuned into "Sneak Previews" with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert back in 1982, I fell in love with these two guys overnight. Besides being the kings of film critics, they also had the makings of a comedy team in the Abbott and Costello vein (well, you figure out who was Abbott and who was Costello, and the answer is painfully obvious). They were so highly successful they were asked to go onto syndicated TV and do "At the Movies", which did wonders for their forever-famous thumbs and their careers, then another TV show bearing their name, which kept fans rolling in the aisles until Siskel's tragic death in 1999. By the way, replacements for "Sneak Previews" and "At the Movies" were copycats who shouldn't have been there because Siskel and Ebert were always number one. Those annoying copycats included New York's squeaky-voiced, touchy-feely Jeffrey Lyons, the nerdy Michael Medved, the mean-streaked Rex, Reed, and the bimbette Dixie Whatley who didn't really review movies, but her glamourous presence was only to lure unsuspecting viewers. Anyway, we all miss Siskel and no other critic in his chair, not even the new guy, Richard Roeper, could ever review movies the way Siskel did. Ebert does his best with Roeper, and it seems that the corpulent Ebert is now the straight man, which he always needed because he was a better spark plug with Siskel. Still, Roeper is nowhere near as bad as the four copycats in the above paragraph, and the show is still going on, as long as there is Ebert.

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