Siskel and Ebert Movie Reviews

Original movie reviews untainted by time!


The Disney Years – 1999

A Gene Siskel Tribute

January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999

Best of 1998

Memo to the Academy

Worst of 1998

At First Sight, Another Day in Paradise, The Hi-Lo Country, Playing by Heart, The Theory of Flight

Message in a Bottle, My Favorite Martian, Children of Heaven, Blast from the Past, God Said ‘Ha!’ AND Oscar Nomination Surprises

October Sky, The 24 Hour Woman, Office Space, Jawbreaker, Tango

8mm, The Other Sister, Just the Ticket, 200 Cigarettes, Eight Days a Week

The Deep End of the Ocean, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Cruel Intentions, Analyze This, Wing Commander

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace

Instinct, The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Limbo AND Cannes Film Festival

My Son the Fanatic, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, The King of Masks, Wild Wild West, Buena Vista Social Club (incomplete)

American Pie, The Blair Witch Project, My Life So Far, Arlington Road, Return with Honor

A Stanley Kubrick Tribute, Eyes Wide Shut

The Haunting, Lake Placid, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Inspector Gadget, Autumn Tale

Runaway Bride, The Iron Giant, Twin Falls Idaho, Deep Blue Sea, Genghis Blues

The Sixth Sense, Mystery Men, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bowfinger, Dick

Gene Siskel Visual Tribute

Mickey Blue Eyes, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, The Muse, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Cabaret Balkan

That’s Not All Folks!

American Beauty, Blue Streak, For Love of the Game

Double Jeopardy, Mumford, Jakob the Liar

Random Hearts, Boys Don’t Cry, The Limey, Superstar, Romance

Fight Club, The Straight Story, The Story of Us, Julien Donkey-Boy

Bringing Out the Dead, Three to Tango, The City, Body Shots, Crazy in Alabama

Liberty Heights, The Bachelor, American Movie, The Legend of 1900, The Bone Collector, Last Night

Sleepy Hollow, The World Is Not Enough, 42 Up, Mansfield Park, Rosetta

End of Days, Tumbleweeds, Flawless, All About My Mother, Toy Story 2

The Green Mile, The End of the Affair, A Map of the World, Sweet and Lowdown, Mr. Death

Man on the Moon, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Cradle Will Rock, The Cider House Rules, The War Zone

Magnolia, Stuart Little, Anna and the King, Bicentennial Man, Topsy-Turvy

The Talented Mr. Ripley, Fantasia 2000, Any Given Sunday, The Hurricane, Galaxy Quest

Hollywood Video – Legends Film Festival ’99

True Crime, Ravenous, The King and I, Forces of Nature, The Harmonist

The Matrix, 10 Things I Hate About You, Cookie’s Fortune, The Out-of-Towners, The Dreamlife of Angels, 1999

Notting Hill, Besieged, Trekkies, Tea with Mussolini, After Life

The Mod Squad, Doug’s 1st Movie, A Walk on the Moon, EDtv, Among Giants

Pushing Tin, Mighty Peking Man, Election, Lost & Found, SLC Punk

Entrapment, Three Seasons, The Winslow Boy, Idle Hands, Get Real

Chill Factor, In Too Deep, Dudley Do-Right, The Astronaut’s Wife, All The Little Animals

23 thoughts on “The Disney Years – 1999

  • Dear Larry,
    If you have more eps after Gene’s death, I think it would be great to upload them. Its still one half of S&E and I for one would like to see all of Ebert’s post-Gene work.

    • Hi Clarke,

      I am still working on my other site right now dealing with astronomy. Plus, my father had a stroke back in February, so I am with him right now. I can do what you are requesting, but would that take us away from the theme of this site?

      • Thanks Larry and sorry to hear of your father.
        No, I don’t think it would take anything away at all. In fact, I think the show must go on attitude they had, would strongly suggest finishing out the website with all of Ebert’s reviews. No different from the clips you have of just Gene or just Roger on a news segment, etc. I for one would deeply appreciate it!

        • One more thing, the way you have “Disney Years”, Tribune Years”, etc., you could do “Post-Gene Years”, or “Roger Continuing with Other Critics”. Something like that.

      • Sorry to hear about your dad. By the way, if you go on youtube, you will find some Siskel and Ebert shows you missed, like Worst of 90 and 91.

      • Larry, do have the reviews of “Instinct” and “Limbo” and “8MM” and Other Sister? Those were on the old site.

  • I wonder if you will post up more episodes for 1999 as far as films like:

    Wild Wild West
    Inspector Gadget
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Varsity Blues
    Stuart Little
    She’s All That
    Payback (Mel Gibson)
    Simply Irresistible (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
    8mm (Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix)
    Cruel Intentions
    Baby Geniuses
    10 Things I Hate About You
    The Mummy
    The Matrix
    Life (Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence)
    Idle Hands
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Episode 1: Phantom Menace
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Scary Movie
    Big Daddy (Adam Sandler)
    Arlington Road (Tim Robbins, Jeff Bridges)
    Mystery Men (Ben Stiller)
    The Sixth Sense
    Thomas Crown Affair
    World is Not Enough (Pierce Brosnan 007)
    Detroit Rock City
    The Astronaut’s Wife (Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron)
    Dudley Do Right (Brendan Fraser)
    Universal Soldier: The Return (Van Damme)
    Any Given Sunday

    • Wow Terry! You really know your movies as do I. Blair Witch Project and The Haunting are a few others that I’d like to see along with your choices. Cruel Intentions is uploaded on this pg.

  • Star Wars Ep. 1 and Eyes Wide Shut review are on this pg. He did a tribute to Stanley Kubrick and reviewed the film on the same show.

    • Hi Michael, I just haven’t been feeling well. I am 67, and it seems in the past four months, my health hasn’t been as good. I have one video I have grabbed from YT that I will get up today or tomorrow. Unfortunately, the few videos I have left are either Roger and Gene giving speeches or interviews. I do have one where the two review The Breakfast Club, but guess what got cut on the videotape? Anyway, any help from you or anyone else would be most appreciated!

      • Hi Larry, sorry to hear about your health. I hope you get better soon. I have pretty much the same: interviews and commentaries that Roger gave; no reviews. There was a full episode on YouTube that had their reviews of Outrageous Fortune, Radio Days, and more. However, I think it had been taken down. There’s another episode on YouTube that’s not on the IMDB page from 1981, where they reviewed the teenage movie trends. It’s still on there.

        By the way, do you still have the best of 1970s show that aired in 1979? That and the episode of “The Doctors Are in” (83 or 84) are still absent, unfortunately. Thanks.

  • Hey Patrick, I found the file. I am trying to clean it up right now. You guys have long memories! 😃

  • The review featuring “Radio Days”, Outrageous Fortune and Critical Condition IS on youtube.

  • That youtube show with Radio Days has “Jan 31 1987” in the title, for anyone having trouble finding it. Took me several minutes to find it because the movies reviewed aren’t listed in the title.

  • Those four parts are available, but the part that is missing is apparently the review of Raising Arizona. Maybe it was originally posted and then taken down for copyright reasons. ???

  • I noticed that also. It’s been posted awhile and I watched them then, but I can’t remember if it was ever posted. Oh well.

  • Hi Larry. Anymore reviews? Do you have the following episodes: Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Cats & Dogs, Kiss of the Dragon, Joe Dirt?

  • There are four episodes from ”Roger Ebert & The Movies” I discovered on Internet Archive that maybe of interest:

    S14E08 Bringing Out the Dead/Body Shots/Crazy in Alabama/Three to Tango/The City (with complete recap at the end) –

    S14E10 The Bone Collector/Last Night/Liberty Heights/The Bachelor/American Movie/The Legend of 1900 (full version) –

    S14E11 Anywhere But Here/Pokémon: The First Movie/Dogma/The Messenger/Felicia’s Journey (partial) –

    S14E12 Sleepy Hollow/42 Up/The World Is Not Enough/Mansfield Park/Rosetta –

Leave a Reply