Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review three new movies; Ebert interviews Robin Williams; and Siskel recommends a video. They have a major disagreement on Steve Martin's L.A. Story (1991). Ebert thinks it's a comic masterpiece; Siskel found the jokes lame. Both thumbs are down for Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), a clichéd and implausible woman-in-peril movie that wastes Julia Roberts. They have another big disagreement on The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Siskel calls it an all-star freak show. Ebert found everything but the ending terrifically effective. Ebert interviews Robin Williams and asks about his struggle between being a serious actor and playing the comedian. Siskel's "Video Pick of the Week" is Longtime Companion (1989).
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Gene Siskel - Host
[reviewing "The Silence of the Lambs"
The horrors of female abuse are too much with us, I think now, to be trifled with anymore in the movies. We had this complaint about, uh, the picture involving Julia Roberts, I have it again here. I didn't learn a thing about serial killers from this movie; a much more honest, less exploitative film on the same subject was last year's "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer". By contrast, "The Silence of the Lambs" is a star-studded freak show, directed by the ...
References The Accused