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Gene Siskel

Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 64% The Last Supper (1996) There is some thought behind this broad humor.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 75% Land and Freedom (1996) An unsuccessful attempt.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 40% Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy' (1999) A bold and totally off-the-wall comedy.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 96% Ghost in the Shell (1996) The drawing style is remarkable in a story that reveals a Japanese preoccupation with roboticized culture and hard-edged sexuality. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 0% Getting Away with Murder (1996) Well-meaning but ultimately tasteless. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 No Score Yet Jane Eyre (1997) Jane Eyre perseveres, and that is her strength.‐ Chicago Tribune
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0/4 15% North (1994) Have you ever seen a rich Texan before? How about a Hawaiian who lives near a beautiful beach?‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 88% Lassie (1994) A fine film for city kids to see.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 33% Angels in the Outfield (1994) See Little Big League instead.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1.5/5 78% The Client (1994) You know, there are more exciting trials on free TV.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 50% Dragnet (1987) Dan Aykroyd steals the show with a hilarious impersonation and tribute to the stern-faced TV cop Joe Friday, played for more than a decade by Jack Webb.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 76% The Whole Wide World (1996) I felt like I was watching two different movies. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 88% Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy Plennik) (1996) The mountain-top locations are stunning; it's like a visit to the moon. And the story has all of the cynicism of war itself. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 22% Hotel de Love (1996) A lame romantic comedy about twin Australian brothers in love with the same woman.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 15% The Beautician and the Beast (1997) A wildly uneven story.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 26% Dante's Peak (1997) Can I recommend half of a movie?‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 57% Spaceballs (1987) It`s a close call on recommending this movie, but ``Spaceballs`` does have some big laughs that are not to be missed‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 37% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) A most entertaining sequel to a terrific action picture. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 33% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) A dreary retread of what wasn't a very good picture in the first place.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 81% Clueless (1995) I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Clueless.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 41% Batman Forever (1995) It doesn't add up to much, but it's certainly entertaining. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/5 57% Pocahontas (1995) The film may take you by surprise with its quick ending, running only 76 minutes before the credits roll. I wanted more both times I saw it.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 67% Little Buddha (1994) In a quiet way, this gorgeous movies accomplishes many things.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 59% The Underneath (1995) Pulp Fiction fresh. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 57% Kika (1993) Using his typical assortment of aggressive female characters, Almodovar spends more time on the fashions of his protagonists than on their souls.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 10% Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) A dismal third outing for Eddie Murphy as Detroit cop Axel Foley.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 64% New Jersey Drive (1995) A thoughtful, dense and ultimately sad mosaic of street life. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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1.5/4 23% The Flintstones (1994) Our Flick of the Week is "The Flintstones," and unfortunately, much less thought has been put into this screenplay than into the production design and publicity campaign for this profoundly dull enterprise.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 74% Friday (1995) I knew the picture was in trouble when its first gag involved an old lady spewing obscenities.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 12% Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) A major disappointment. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 71% Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) (1993) Directed by Allison Anders ("Gas Food Lodging") . . .the resulting mosaic is nonetheless powerful and sobering.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 0% A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995) The cast is fine, the direction fluid, but the story wears you down.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 23% The Little Rascals (1994) A dismal kids' comedy in which all creativity stopped after casting lookalikes for the old "rascals" was completed.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 6% In the Army Now (1994) Whatever Shore wants to do in the movie business is his business, but the feeling here is that he could expand his audience beyond the teen set if he were to laugh at himself a little bit more.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 15% Cop & 1/2 (1993) The villains are lame; the stunts are tired, and the dialogue wouldn't work on a network sitcom.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 76% Under Siege (1992) The tension and humor level tail off a bit toward the conclusion, but Steven Seagal and Chicago director Andy Davis clearly declare themselves as top-flight talent.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 33% The Relic (1997) A surprisingly entertaining "monster-on-the-loose" picture set mostly in halls and private passageways of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.‐ Chicago Tribune
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74% Backdraft (1991) "Backdraft" is a spectacle worth observing; it may also generate a little more respect for firemen, everyday heroes who don`t need the movies to polish their image.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 39% She's All That (1999) A high school drama that accurately reflects the intense pressures that 17-year-olds feel about their senior prom: from whom they are going with, to what direction their lives will take afterward.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 72% The Fifth Element (1997) The Fifth Element has enough eye-appeal for two good movies.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 46% The 'Burbs (1989) The script would like to be a horror film, a comedy and a commentary on suburban living, but it doesn't hit any target.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 89% The Color of Money (1986) The premise might sound interesting, but the plotting is so utterly predictable that The Color of Money turns into a pool-room variation of The Karate Kid.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 70% Empire of the Sun (1987) This is derivative melodrama with Spielberg hedging his bets by ripping off his previous adventure films to lighten a story that cries out not to be turned into a comic book.‐ Chicago Tribune
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93% Howards End (1992) Testament to the richness of the story is that even these supporting characters have more depth than the average leading characters in an American film.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 82% Jerry Maguire (1996) [It] may be referred to as "the Tom Cruise sports agent movie," but really is an exciting romance and cautionary yuppie tale. And the actor who steals the movie is a name you have never heard of -- Renee Zellweger.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 46% Everybody's All-American (1988) Lange, handicapped by a much too broad choice of Southern accents, does not disappear as easily into her character. She seems to be playing someone beneath her.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 89% Sid and Nancy (1986) Once we sense a glimmer of talent and accept these people as human beings, the tragedy of their drug use resonates enormously.‐ Chicago Tribune
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4/4 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) It's always risky to proclaim a new force in film based upon just one film, but Boyz N the Hood is good enough to suggest that John Singleton is going to be a major player for a long time.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) High-tech special effects come to the rescue of the party dudes in this uneven sequel that has some big laughs and plenty of repetitive jokes.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 82% Total Recall (1990) Total Recall begins to self-destruct not long after Schwarzenegger arrives on Mars, and the story degenerates into a violent, stunningly foul-mouthed enterprise.‐ Chicago Tribune
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