Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)
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Batman/Honey, I Shrunk the Kids/Tummy Trouble/Ghostbusters II/Kung-Fu Master! 

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review Batman (1989), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Tummy Trouble (1989), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Le petit amour (1988).


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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review current releases. They disagree on Batman (1989), which takes the superhero out of his camp world of the 1960s and puts him in a darker, more adult film. Siskel enjoyed the serious approach, while Ebert thought the movie was filled with hostile characters we can't care about. The critics mainly agree on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). Ebert thought the special effects were terrific, but the storytelling was lousy. Siskel agrees about the storytelling and adds that the characters are not especially bright; but he doesn't even concede the movie looks good. Instead, it has that bland Disney look that he finds boring. "Honey" is preceded by the Roger Rabbit cartoon, Tummy Trouble (1989), which both critics liked, though they agree the cartoon alone is not worth the seven-dollar admission. Ebert adds in a side note the disheartening news that new Tom and Jerry cartoons will be made with the characters talking. Why make new cartoon shorts, he asks? There ... Written by J. Spurlin

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24 June 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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