History Series / SiskelAndEbert

13th Jan '16 5:57:28 AM speedyboris
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** Siskel spoke into camera and personally thanked the Farrelly Brothers for their film ''Film/{{Kingpin}}''.
4th Jan '16 12:52:35 PM speedyboris
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*** Similarly, the duo gave thumbs down to ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', which is regarded by many as a Christmas classic nowadays.
24th Nov '15 3:45:55 PM jameygamer
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** Siskel didn't like ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which has an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. He thought all the scenes were done better in other movies.
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** Siskel didn't like ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which has an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. He thought all the scenes were done better in other movies. ''Ferris Bueller'' is one of Richard Roeper's personal favorite films.
24th Nov '15 3:43:42 PM jameygamer
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** Another good one was when they reviewed Nicolas Cage's ''It Could Happen To You'', which they were '''very''' enthusiastic about, calling it one of the best films of all time... After the commercial that followed this review came the ''Film/{{North}}'' review, which doesn't need an explanation.
24th Nov '15 4:13:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: [[invoked]] Siskel and Ebert seemed to go back and forth on this, Ebert even debunking it during his review of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''. But then again they fell into the ghetto with their review of ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' where Ebert insisted that kids can't handle a movie filled with pathos.

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* BileFascination: [[invoked]] Mentioned in their review of ''Frozen Assets''. When Ebert said the movie may be the worst comedy ever made, Siskel (who hated the movie just as much as Ebert did) pointed out that the filmmakers could use that quote to make people want to see it. -->'''Siskel:''' Make it the ''second'' worst comedy ever made. They won't use it.
24th Nov '15 3:53:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* InMemoriam: Ebert's tribute to Gene Siskel after his death. ** They've also made tributes to deceased film stars and directors, usually at the end of the show. One deceased director, however, was given a full episode tribute (Creator/StanleyKubrick).

* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Unavoidable, due to the movies reviewed, not to mention the advances in home video technology. Yes, laserdisc was touted as the best way to watch movies at home. ** Also the clothing and facial hair the critics wore in the earliest PBS episodes of "Sneak Previews" and "Coming to a Theatre Near You."
24th Nov '15 3:52:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* OffModel: Invoked; a common complaint from Siskel about most non-Disney animated movies. He gave particular criticism to ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', calling it "sketchy".
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* OffModel: OffModel: ** Invoked; a common complaint from Siskel about most non-Disney animated movies. He gave particular criticism to ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', calling it "sketchy".

* OneOfTheKids: Ebert called himself "eternally young" when he gave a positive review to ''Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties''.
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* OneOfTheKids: OneOfTheKids: ** Ebert called himself "eternally young" when he gave a positive review to ''Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties''.
24th Nov '15 1:12:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** To paraphrase Gene on one talk show, "I would rather watch ''HannahAndHerSisters'' every day for the rest of my life than a bad movie ever again", essentially to counter the point that critics love to see movies for an opportunity to nitpick and criticize (as he had adored Allen's film).
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** To paraphrase Gene on one talk show, "I would rather watch ''HannahAndHerSisters'' ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters'' every day for the rest of my life than a bad movie ever again", essentially to counter the point that critics love to see movies for an opportunity to nitpick and criticize (as he had adored Allen's film).
19th Nov '15 7:57:08 AM speedyboris
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: An occasional defense used for a positive review on the show, such as ''Film/{{Congo}}'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''.
15th Nov '15 12:03:41 AM nombretomado
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** Siskel gave ''Film/GoldenEye'' a thumbs down. It holds an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and is regarded by some to be the best of the Creator/PierceBrosnan Bond films and a return to form for the series. Siskel thought it was a routine story, thought the only good action scene was in the first five minutes, and thought Brosnan was a mediocre Bond ("Frankly, RogerMoore has a more commanding screen presence than this guy.")
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** Siskel gave ''Film/GoldenEye'' a thumbs down. It holds an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and is regarded by some to be the best of the Creator/PierceBrosnan Bond films and a return to form for the series. Siskel thought it was a routine story, thought the only good action scene was in the first five minutes, and thought Brosnan was a mediocre Bond ("Frankly, RogerMoore Creator/RogerMoore has a more commanding screen presence than this guy.")
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