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Siskel & Ebert & the Movies 

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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At the Movies (1982–1986)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Elva Poznanski
Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Talk-Show
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Two critics review films both old and new.

Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Jeffrey Lyons
Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series 1994)
Talk-Show
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their craft.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two new film critics, as well as the renowned critic, Roger Ebert, review newly-released films.

Stars: Christy Lemire, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Roger Ebert
Antiques Roadshow (TV Series 1997)
Reality-TV
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Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark L. Walberg, Simeon Lipman, Lara Spencer
60 Minutes (TV Series 1979)
News
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Australian version of the long-running news-magazine show.

Stars: Tara Brown, Liz Hayes, Peter Overton
In Search of... (1976–1982)
Documentary | Sci-Fi
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Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Francis Hitching, George O. Abell
Biography (TV Series 1987)
Documentary | Biography
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

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Charlie Rose (TV Series 1991)
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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A team of experts from auction houses tours towns throughout the UK to value treasures brought in by members of the public.

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This Old House (TV Series 1979)
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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

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Nova (TV Series 1974)
Certificate: AL Documentary | Biography
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Science documentaries about various topics.

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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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13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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At the Movies See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In May 1998, Gene Siskel had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain. For several weeks he did the show via telephone from his hospital bed. See more »

Quotes

Richard Roeper: Our next movie is "Son of the Mask", this was almost a landmark for me. In the five years I've been co-hosting this show, this is the closest I've ever come to walking out halfway through the film and now that I look back on the experience, I wish I had!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1989) See more »

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Siskel still better than Roeper
2 August 2004 | by klchuSee all my reviews

The best thing about Siskel and Ebert was that I knew both of them so well that it didn't even matter if they liked the movie or not, I could tell that I still should see it based on why they liked or disliked it. Likewise, Gene was always more discriminating than Roger, so if they both liked it, then the movie probably was very good.

Now with Roeper, we've lost that. He's still a good movie reviewer, but the system of checks and balanced that worked with Siskel and Ebert don't work with Ebert and Roeper. I can no longer tell how good a movie really is since Roeper's taste in movies can be erratic some times. He's liked some really weird movies and hated some that I thought were OK. For a young guy, he's really more jaded than he should be. Likewise, he has a bad tendency to expect too much from certain types of movies, but at the same time, be too forgiving of some real flaws. Everyone does that to a point, but he's very unpredictable and inconsistent.

That's not to say that Ebert is perfect. I think he lets his mood color his opinion too often. Some weeks he'll hate everything and others he'll just love even the worst movie. I'll be watching and be like "He gave thumbs down to the Godfather! He must have slept badly last night."


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