Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)
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The Doors/My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys/Iron & Silk/Superstar 

Siskel and Ebert review The Doors (1991), My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991), Iron & Silk (1990) and Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990). Their "Video Pick" is The Two Jakes (1990).

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review five new movies and recommend several videos. They have a major quarrel over Oliver Stone's ambitious rock biopic, The Doors (1991). Both agree it's brilliantly made and features an uncanny performance from Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison, but Ebert found the experience to be relentlessly depressing and can't recommend it. Siskel briefly reviews three home videos: The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1987), The Doors: Live in Europe 1968 (1991) and The Doors: Dance on Fire (1985). He recommends the first two, but not the last. The two critics give thumbs down to the routine rodeo melodrama, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991), although both liked Ben Johnson. They give two thumbs up for the disarming and non-formulaic Iron & Silk (1990) with its autobiographical performance from Mark Salzman. They split on the documentary, Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990). Siskel complains that we learn nothing about Warhol; Ebert responds ... Written by J. Spurlin

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2 March 1991 (USA)  »

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