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13 September 1986 (USA) See more »
Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down. Full summary »
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Roger Ebert ... Himself - Host / ... (257 episodes, 1986-2006)

Gene Siskel ... Himself - Host / ... (187 episodes, 1986-1999)

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)
Christopher 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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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

There is a widely held belief and the Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert disagreed most of the time. This is, in fact, not true. Actually they agree most of the time on either a negative or positive review but since they were best known for the feuds in between, the legend has grown that the two were always at odds with one another. Taken from all of the films that they reviewed in their years together they actually only disagreed about 30% of the time.See more »
Roger Ebert:[during a review of the 1998 version of "Godzilla"] Now that I've inspired a character in a Godzilla movie, all I really still desire is for several Ingmar Bergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to one another in hushed tones.See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Siskel still better than Roeper, 2 August 2004
Author: klchu from California

The best thing about Siskel and Ebert was that I knew both of them so well that it didn't even matter if they liked the movie or not, I could tell that I still should see it based on why they liked or disliked it. Likewise, Gene was always more discriminating than Roger, so if they both liked it, then the movie probably was very good.

Now with Roeper, we've lost that. He's still a good movie reviewer, but the system of checks and balanced that worked with Siskel and Ebert don't work with Ebert and Roeper. I can no longer tell how good a movie really is since Roeper's taste in movies can be erratic some times. He's liked some really weird movies and hated some that I thought were OK. For a young guy, he's really more jaded than he should be. Likewise, he has a bad tendency to expect too much from certain types of movies, but at the same time, be too forgiving of some real flaws. Everyone does that to a point, but he's very unpredictable and inconsistent.

That's not to say that Ebert is perfect. I think he lets his mood color his opinion too often. Some weeks he'll hate everything and others he'll just love even the worst movie. I'll be watching and be like "He gave thumbs down to the Godfather! He must have slept badly last night."

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