Gene Siskel

Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune
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Publications: Chicago Tribune

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
76% Silverado (1985) ...In other words, there's a lot less going on in Silverado than pleases the eye. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2/4 14% Houseguest (1995) Sinbad is a genial soul and his goodwill remains untouched by the mostly amateurish Houseguest. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/4 55% Immortal Beloved (1994) Music scholars have challenged the film's authenticity, but they cannot dispute the magnificent image-making by director Bernard Rose. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/4 36% Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) So powerful and intoxicating is this kind of movie hero that when we see him operating in a flaw-riddled movie like ''Rambo'' we realize that heroic action can override almost any script. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/4 52% Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) Watching Die Hard 3 is like moving along a conveyor belt with shocks applied to your brain every 10 minutes. It wore me out -- and this from a critic who actually put Die Hard 2 on his "10 Best" list five years ago. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
1/4 40% Billy Madison (1995) The latest entry in the American cinema's investigation of dumb-and-dumber heroes. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
1/4 62% The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) The only attempt at stretching the wooden characters involves middle daughter Jan being teed off at perfect older sister Marcia and throwing a few fits. We smile the first time. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
2/4 42% Bad Boys (1995) These are two high-energy, likable performers, and yet long passages unwind in which they are terribly boring because they are working without much of a script. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
1/4 29% Empire Records (1995) A lousy comic drama about the efforts of some independent record store employees to maintain the integrity of their business. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2.5/4 22% The Innocent (1995) A convoluted but not very credible spy story about Cold War intrigue in Berlin in 1955. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 50% The Run of the Country (1995) A wonderful coming-of-age story. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 81% Seven (Se7en) (1995) Worth seeing if you can look past the gruesome details. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 50% The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995) We know exactly where this film is headed, but director James Keach tells a slightly darker story than you might expect and delays the inevitable to the point of genuine entertainment. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/4 22% Showgirls (1995) Is it sexy? Not when you're laughing. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2.5/4 48% Year of the Horse (1997) Jarmusch gets nothing out of his interview except the band members and manager repeatedly telling us how long and how well the group works together. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2.5/4 13% Playing God (1997) David Duchovny is absolutely charming in a movie that combines medicine and crime and ultimately wears out its welcome by being too cute and repetitive with its throwaway humor. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
1/4 42% I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) A dreadful mad slasher film that works neither as a thriller nor as a comic commentary on the genre. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/4 85% The Ice Storm (1997) Nothing less than one of the year's best pictures, a portrait of wealthy Connecticut suburbanites in the 1970s whose lives have no emotional or spiritual rudder. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/4 93% Boogie Nights (1997) A beautifully made survey of '70s excess, filtered through the trashy world of the burgeoning porno film industry in southern California. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
1/4 28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) This dubious concept might have worked if someone had written something funny for either comic actor to say. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
0.5/4 36% Legend (1985) I don't want to remember any more about Legend than to make sure I include it in my ''worst films of 1986'' list and never rent it when it comes out as a video cassette. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2.5/4 50% Oliver & Company (1988) [T]he first animated feature from the new Disney studio regime, which is promising one such picture each year. Their first effort, measured against the Disney legacy of classics, is not up to the highest standard. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
1/4 21% Harlem Nights (1989) The plot is a standard recycling of rival gangs battling for turf, and the stunner is why Murphy found any interest in his own script. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2.5/4 26% Hook (1991) A woefully uneven retelling of the ''Peter Pan'' story. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/4 41% Young Guns (1988) Yet the story is told with too much affection for gunplay and the only thought worth preserving is that these mythic figures of the Old West often were very young men. Big deal. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
0.5/4 38% Ishtar (1987) The film fails at every level. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/4 44% Twins (1988) Schwarzenegger is amusing as a fish out of water in a land full of sharks. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/4 40% A Chorus Line (1985) A classic play has been reduced a decent movie. It's a shame it couldn't be as good as the play; it's a small pleasure that it`s as entertaining as it is. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
18% Invasion U.S.A. (1985) [A] terrific premise but no script. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/4 66% Frankie & Johnny (1991) Our Flick of the Week is ''Frankie & Johnny,'' which manages to work as a sudsy romantic picture about big city loneliness despite an awkward performance by Al Pacino in the role of a hash-house dispenser of wisdom. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/4 56% The Cutting Edge (1992) The chemistry between the co-stars makes it work. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/4 49% The First Wives Club (1996) Oh, the stories Hawn, Midler and Keaton could tell about men. But we never get to hear them in "The First Wives Clubs." Instead, it's high jinks as they plot revenge, get the money. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
1/4 10% Clifford (1994) The kid is obnoxious from start to finish, and the way he fantasizes about his uncle's girlfriend (Mary Steenburgen) is tasteless. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
1.5/4 52% Return to Oz (1985) Return to Oz is the kind of movie that encourages people to rent home videotapes of The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/4 53% The Cable Guy (1996) Carrey's life-of-a-bad-party manner is a major hoot as he toys with Broderick over legal and illegal installations. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/4 61% The Last Dragon (1985) The Last Dragon is first and foremost a romantic comedy, and a very sweet one at that, and that's why its martial-arts combat scenes work so well. We've been given enough time to care about who's kicking the stuffing out of whom. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
90% Sweet Dreams (1985) But the resulting film is scattershot, always skirting the surface, never digging deep enough, runnning through events as if it was a TV movie racing ahead to the next commercial break. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
57% Forever Young (1992) A ripoff screenplay as shameless as this might survive if the casting were particularly good. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/4 53% Mars Attacks! (1996) Oh, those Martians! They are funny, mean little buggers, and they're worthing checking out. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
0.5/4 40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) A most disappointing Mel Brooks movie parody that suggests that the once hilarious Brooks has completely lost his way. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1/4 33% Rising Sun (1993) A major disappointment from first-class director Philip Kaufman. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/4 54% So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) The relationship between Travis and Myers is boring; too bad the whole film wasn't about the Scottish family. They deserve their own picture. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1/4 14% Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) This film undoubtedly was the creation of a marketing guy who thought Tom and Jerry might become more marketable if kids heard them talk and work together. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2.5/4 60% Shy People (1987) It's a bit precious despite an almost convincing performance by Hershey. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1.5/4 56% Powaqqatsi (1988) This film is not in the same league with its fine predecessor, Koyaanisqatsi. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
1/4 32% Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988) The filmmakers have mastered the blood but not the tedium of all of the predictable killings. Nor have they eliminated the '"hate-women" subtext to the entire series of films. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/4 97% Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) (1987) It's a strangely moving film about talents and passions used and not used. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/4 50% Willow (1988) There isn't a single major character in the film who is engaging. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/4 43% Species (1995) Roger Donaldson directs Species with a firm pace, and right up until the end he's in control of a most satisfying summer film. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
2/4 84% Beetlejuice (1988) An overly ambitious special-effects comedy obviously influenced by the success of Ghostbusters. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018