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A Star Is Born/King Kong/The Seven-Per-Cent Solution/The Enforcer/Network/Rocky/Nickelodeon/Silver Streak (28 Dec. 1976)

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Siskel and Ebert review A Star Is Born (1976), King Kong (1976), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), _The Enforcer (1976/I)_, Network (1976), Rocky (1976), Silver Streak (1976) and more.

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Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel review eight new movies. Both critics agree that A Star Is Born (1976) is sensational when Barbra Streisand sings and lackluster otherwise. Ebert found King Kong (1976) to be silly fun with good special effects; Siskel disliked the effects and the movie's alternating attempts to be self-mocking and self-serious. Both enjoyed the classy new Sherlock Holmes movie, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976). Ebert believes _The Enforcer (1976/I)_ to be the best "Dirty Harry" movie, but Siskel calls that a rash statement. Both think Paddy Chayefsky's devastating satire, Network (1976), is terrific, even though Siskel says it's overwritten. Ebert thinks Rocky (1976) is a terrific experience; Siskel liked it but found the characters of Adrian and her brother to be ridiculous. Neither critic enjoyed Peter Bogdanovich's ode to silent movie-making, Nickelodeon (1976). Only Ebert liked the Richard Pryor-Gene Wilder comedy Silver Streak (1976): Siskel thought the mystery plot... Written by J. Spurlin

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