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Posted July 27, 2005
One and Half Thumbs Up
If your taste matches Ebert's you will love this book. A compilation of his recent reviews the book gives you a chance to match your critical skills against his for films that came out the last few years. The reviews are each a page or two, always smart and funny and opinionated. If you have already seen the movie (and readers will often consult the book after seeing the movie) the reviews are frustrating because the author is of course constrained not to reveal the full plot, and this limits the breadth of the short essay. A bonus in this volume are the essays that follow the formal reviews. The 'Questions for The Movie Answer Men,' is a wealth of delicious movie trivia and the 'Best Movies' section and the listing of the winners of the various main film festivals' section is a useful reference. Of course sometimes Ebert's reviews are so wrong (i.e. different from mine) that one can only moan, but there is nothing that can be done about this.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 26, 2008
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