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bellbrass

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NOW yer talkin'! I am a big-time movie guy, an admitted "Closet Roger Ebert", and I love these old scenes from "Sneak Previews" - all of which I saw on PBS when they first ran. I was a huge fan of both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert (RIP, both of you great gentlemen), and kept up with Roger's writing long after the show went off the air. I still remember the disagreements, and more rarely, when they both delighted in a film's mastery. Gone, but not forgotten.
 

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I'll try to put this nicely. When Roger Ebert was wrong, he was egregiously off the mark.

A few examples:

Classic Movie Roger Ebert’s Score

Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid
(1969 Best Picture Oscar) 2.5 stars

Reservoir Dogs 2.5 stars

A Clockwork Orange 2 stars

Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1 star
(Cast had five eventual
Oscar winners).

Full Metal Jacket 2.5 stars

Harold and Maude 1.5 stars

Leon; The Professional 2.5 stars

Blue Velvet 1 star

Gladiator 2 star

Dead Poets Society 2 stars

Fight Club 2 stars

The Usual Suspects 1.5 stars
 

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The Gladiator one really bothers me. It is my favourite movie. :)
 

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Ebert oddly didn't really like O Brother Where Art Thou, either, which is a terrifically entertaining film - casting, performances, music!, story, and the sideways allusion to Homer's Odyssey.
 

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