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Gene Siskel
January 26, 1946 - February 20, 1999
Nationality: American
Category: Critic
Subcategory: American Critic

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.


We don't pretend to disagree.


After 27 years, I walked out of my first one a few months ago. Black Sheep with Chris Farley.


That's probably when I get the most angry at American movies, when they just so cynically manipulate the audience without even trying to give a good story.


In fact, Cannonball Run II. I used to pick that as the worst movie ever made.


The result is a picture that represents so much of what I want and rarely get from a movie - a couple of hours filled with characters who are as exciting as the people I know in real life.


But you know, really, if you think about it Roger and I and all critics really have one absolute essential part of our credentials and that is that you believe that that is actually what we think.


John Goodman is more that just a big guy, he's a wonderful actor.


We'd rather see a picture that we liked then dump on one we didn't.


The only actor who I think probably might have possibly taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds. He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers, out of Chicago.


They know they got the TV ad, they know they got the name recognition, they know that they can do a tie in with McDonald's or some fast food outlet and the money is just gonna flow in.


Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?


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