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Gene Siskel ...  Himself - Host 148 episodes, 1975-1982
Roger Ebert ...  Himself - Host 148 episodes, 1975-1982
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One of the first widely popular film-review programs, this show gave reviews intended for everyday movie-goers, without trying to present an in-depth analysis of the filmmaker's 'artistic vision.' Popularized the "thumbs-up/thumbs-down" format of movie synopsis. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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English

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26 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Opening Soon at a Theater Near You See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Originally, this public television series was intended to be produced in various cities with local newspaper film critics featured for their reviews. However, the Chicago film critics of the first incarnation of this intended TV franchise, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, proved so popular that it was decided that their show would be distributed nationally instead. See more »

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thank god for youtube to revisit this show....
7 November 2019 | by justin-fencsakSee all my reviews

When this first aired on a local PBS station in Chicago along with many PBS stations in 1975, it became a huge hit and coined the prhase Two Thumbs up!!! The show would go on into syndication on network TV under Disney and became the most popular movie review show of all time, paving the way for rivals and even Youtube critics and a cartoon parody starring Jon Lovitz.


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