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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
1/4 31% Robocop 2 (1990) Gone is the heart of the first film with its mini-tragedy of a man trapped in a machine.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 64% September (1987) The situation is a bit precious at times, but the central conflict between daughter Mia Farrow and her mother Elaine Stritch is fresh and compelling.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1.5/4 46% Overboard (1987) Why [Kurt Russell] wouldn`t simply leave [Goldie Hawn] alone is just one of the film`s flaws.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 93% The Dead (1987) Anjelica Huston is effective as a woman mourning a love lost. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 60% *batteries not included (1987) This film is so harmless it`s boring.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 74% Barfly (1987) Both characters are the kind of people who want to be left alone. That`s what you may feel like after you spend a few minutes with them. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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4/4 98% Broadcast News (1987) James Brooks is too gifted a writer for that simple a story.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 74% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) These ideas are presented with effective songs and, yes, tasteful bits of humor.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 37% Eraser (1996) Eraser is totally meaningless summertime entertainment, but it means something, I suppose, that it has been done so well. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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1.5/4 22% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier (1989) The film is neither much of a character story nor an action adventure.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 86% Dead Poets Society (1989) A refreshing if obvious drama. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 43% Multiplicity (1996) Multiplicity is more concerned with its special effects of multiple characters than any satisfying conclusion to its provocative premise.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2/4 62% The Frighteners (1996) [Michael J.] Fox seems to be trying to get hip in the movies, and he's lost his way here.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 13% Fled (1996) Aren't you getting tired of battles over computer disks?‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 6% Kazaam (1996) It's marketing, not moviemaking.‐ Chicago Tribune
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75% Caddyshack (1980) Caddyshack has a low-budget look that warmly welcomes the all-important teenage audience.‐ Chicago Tribune
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1/4 11% Speechless (1994) This script needed to be completely overhauled before filming began.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 67% Dumb and Dumber (1994) You cannot deny a laugh, and Dumb and Dumber has plenty.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 57% George of the Jungle (1997) What sets the film apart is a script that has the good sense to laugh at itself.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 71% Operation Condor (Fei ying gai wak) (Armour of God II) (1991) [Jackie Chan's] goal is to recover stolen Nazi gold, but his real goal is to wow us, which he does more often than not.‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 28% Nothing to Lose (1997) Nothing to Lose is mainstream, mildly entertaining, but clearly a money grab by [Tim] Robbins and his less-in-demand co-star, Martin Lawrence.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 75% The Santa Clause (1994) A genial, lightweight entertainment.‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 62% Interview with the Vampire (1994) Director Neil Jordan has always had an affinity for underdogs, and he has created a film that can be viewed as empathetic to any oppressed group. Homosexuals may claim it as their emotional story‐ Chicago Tribune
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2.5/4 62% Mother Night (1996) Director Keith Gordon emphasizes the speeches more than other issues, and his otherwise thoughtful movie needlessly romanticizes hate. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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3/4 55% The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) [Barbara] Streisand's direction is solid, save for a needless run-on ending over the final credits, and cinematographers Dante Spinotti and Andrzej Bartkowiak make New York City sparkle. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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3.5/4 38% Space Jam (1996) Space Jam is, at times, a hoot, especially when it has fun with Michael's less-than-stellar baseball career. ‐ Chicago Tribune
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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 48% 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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