From Dusk Till Dawn, Eye for an Eye, 12 Monkeys, Two if by Sea, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, 1996

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  • JediJones
    March 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm
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    Unusual episode. They both recommend seeing 12 Monkeys TWICE. And Siskel wasn’t kidding about not liking it the first time. In the Tribune, he gave it 2.5 stars and said “I can’t recommend the film.” So Slap Shot isn’t the only movie he changed his mind on after seeing it again.

    Then they have an almost political debate over Don’t be a Menace. Ebert didn’t review it officially in print, but he discussed it in an article titled “Upon further review …” on January 25, 1966. He questioned whether “we need this movie” when “drugs or guns” are the leading killer of young black men. And he said the movie could get the “wrong kind” of laughs from racists. So his objection definitely seemed to be in part political. Of course he wasn’t alone in giving it a bad review as it was widely panned.

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