For His 72nd Birthday, A Look Back At Roger Ebert’s Best Bad Movie Reviews

If anyone knows about eroticism, it’s Roger Ebert.


Siskel and Ebert

When I was a kid in the 1980s, we didn’t have a lot of money to see movies in the theaters or rent them at Blockbuster on VHS, so my largest connection to most new movies came from watching Siskel & Ebert on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings. I’ve never cared too much about what critics have to say about movies, because I’ve always believed that I’ll simply judge something for myself. But watching Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert on TV made me think that these were the guys that should always be taken seriously, so if they gave something “Two Thumbs Up,” I was going to save what little of my allowance I could and go see that movie. Of course, most of the movies they loved weren’t exactly fodder for an 8-year old child, so I skipped a lot of them until I was a little older.

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