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GeneSiskel

Flick Fan - 98 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jan 1, 2011

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bio: an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Alongside colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted the popular review show Siskel & Ebert At the Movies from 1975 until his death.
more Recent Ratings
86 52% American Graffiti (1973) - Mar 04, 2016
"To be sure, it is worth seeing. There are times when the actors simply ring so true to memory that they stop the TV commercial, pull the plug on the "please laugh" sign. And it is in those moments that "American Graffiti" is worthy of its title."
100 89% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Oct 31, 2015
"It is the kind of film that young people are going to want to see again immediately after they've seen it."
25 5% Hocus Pocus (1993) - Oct 31, 2015
"Dreadful."
50 17% A View to a Kill (1985) - Oct 31, 2015
"The film also fails on other traditional Bond levels. For example, the gadgets. Zorin and his gang have an inflatable dirigible, but so what? The key to the best Bond gadgets has been that they were something you might want to own yourself. "
75 42% A Dry White Season (1989) - Oct 31, 2015
"This film is unblinking in its depiction of the most violent side of apartheid."
50 17% The Living Daylights (1987) - Oct 31, 2015
"The result is a film that is not so much bad as mechanical and uptight. "
60 21% GoldenEye (1995) - Oct 31, 2015
"It's not a good sign that what I remember most about the movie is the lovely blue color of 007's new BMW convertible. "
88 65% Bugsy (1991) - Jul 19, 2015
"Not just another gangster picture, as some had feared. James Toback`s sparkling script as interpreted by director Barry Levinson and producer-star Warren Beatty is both a rare love story between equals and a portrait of a dreamer."
100 89% Do the Right Thing (1989) - Jul 19, 2015
"This is a sumptuous work, from its unconventional title sequence of a woman dancing hard in the streets to its provocative ending with conflicting quotes from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr . This might sound like a depressing story, but the level of performance and filmmaking is so high that Do the Right Thing becomes a most entertaining warning."
88 65% Rocky IV (1985) - Jul 19, 2015
"[Stallone] creates credible villains worthy of his heroic character. "