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Siskel & Ebert 

Siskel & Ebert & the Movies (original title)
Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Roger Ebert ...  Himself - Host / ... 952 episodes, 1986-2010
Gene Siskel ...  Himself - Host / ... 583 episodes, 1986-2010
Richard Roeper ...  Himself - Host / ... 408 episodes, 2000-2010
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Film critics Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and A.O. Scott of the New York Times give their opinions on the latest new releases. The films are reviewed with the classifications 'See It', 'Skip It', or 'Rent It'. They also make suggestions as to excellent films they recommend for renting on video. Written by Joe Fiore

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USA

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English

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13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Roger Ebert, in the opening of the show as he and Gene Siskel are walking into the theater, Roger is saying to Gene: "This is a really good review." Gene is saying to Roger: "I should have read your review before I saw the movie." See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Richard Roeper: Until next week, the balcony is closed.
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Referenced in Out of This World: Queens for a Day (1989) See more »

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What's not to like?
1 July 2003 | by ErichoSee all my reviews

What can I say? I've known this show all my life. First, it was Ebert and Siskel. I'll also remember how it was when Siskel was in the hosptial and he talked, like, over the phone I think, and tell his reviews of movies like "Godzilla". It seemed to have such an empty hole in the show when it was just Ebert, with his thumbs up or down. I mean, one person's opinion? What fun is that? Then, they had a different guest star every week. Finally, it was all down to just one critic on the show with Ebert: Roeper. Basically, I have no problem with him. Just the simple concept of two critics having reviews of movies is entertaining. The same formula has not worked for shows like "Hot Ticket". I've read Leonard Maltin's reviews and there are a lot of times when I have to disagree with him. He's definitley not my favorite critic. I should start getting some of Ebert review books, but they don't explore as many movies as the Leonard Maltin books.

The one episode where Ebert was reflecting on his reviews with Siskel was probably the most memorable. Sure, I disagree with them, sometimes, but it's cool to know critics that agree with most of what you think. I liked to give a tribute to Gene Siskel for rating "Babe: Pig In The City" as the #1 movie of 1998! I totally agree with him! Anyway, I'll be sure to watch this whenever I can! A 9/10.


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