Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)
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Striking Distance/Into the West/The Age of Innocence/Household Saints/Baraka 

Siskel and Ebert review Striking Distance (1993), Into the West (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Household Saints (1993) and Baraka (1992). They also look at the new "Star Wars" laser discs.


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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review five new movies and choose a laser disc collection for their "Video Pick of the Week". Two thumbs down for the dumb and implausible serial killer movie, Striking Distance (1993). Two thumbs up for Into the West (1992). It's a fresh and unconventional Irish adventure story of two gypsy boys and their horse. Two thumbs up again for Martin Scorsese's New York period piece, The Age of Innocence (1993). Scorsese adapts the Edith Wharton story for a movie that is surprisingly of a piece with his earlier work. Two thumbs up yet again for Household Saints (1993). Siskel says it will take a lot of good movies to knock this meditation on spirituality off his best-of-the-year list. They give their fourth thumbs up of the day for the semi-documentary Baraka (1992). Both critics were thrilled to go in dozens of places around the world they had never been. Ebert takes a look at the expensive but elaborate new laser disc set, "The Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive ... Written by J. Spurlin

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18 September 1993 (USA)  »

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