Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)
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Guarding Tess/Lightning Jack/The Hudsucker Proxy/The Ref/Belle Epoque/Germinal 

Siskel and Ebert review Guarding Tess (1994), Lightning Jack (1994), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Ref (1994), _Belle epoque (1992)_ and Germinal (1993) and recommend two John Candy videos.

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review six new movies and recommend two movies on video starring the late John Candy. A split vote on Guarding Tess (1994). Siskel got tired of the jokes and thought the movie lost heart; Ebert thought the movie has nothing but heart. Two thumbs down for Lightning Jack (1994). The comic western with Paul Hogan is genial but dispensable: "Your friendly host for a boring evening at the movies," says Ebert. Two more thumbs down for The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). The Coen brothers' throwback to screwball comedies à la Preston Sturges has a great set-up but no pay-off and Dennis Gassner's production design upstages the characters. A split vote for The Ref (1994). Ebert liked the funny characters and their dialogue; Siskel lost interest halfway through. Two thumbs up for _Belle epoque (1992)_. The Oscar nominee from Spain is a light romantic comedy with serious politics on its mind. Two thumbs up for Germinal (1993). The Emile Zola adaptation from France is a ... Written by J. Spurlin

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12 March 1994 (USA)  »

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