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5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous reviews
This is a great book of film reviews by one of my favourite critics. These essays are intelligent and perceptive. They are the sort of reviews that one can think about long after reading them. Ebert combines a very down to earth approach to film with a loving and serious regard for the power of film. He is a great humanist critic.
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This guy gave 'The Elephant Man' a very low score because he couldn't understand what it said about the human condition. Yet, no film says more about the human condition, so clearly, than this. He may have seen a lot of movies, but perusing many of his reviews, his mentality towards them are perhaps a reflection of why Hollywood produces such visual pap, devoid of content.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars marvellous reviews, 26 Feb. 2004
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This is a great book of film reviews by one of my favourite critics. These essays are intelligent and perceptive. They are the sort of reviews that one can think about long after reading them. Ebert combines a very down to earth approach to film with a loving and serious regard for the power of film. He is a great humanist critic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great movies, great reviews., 18 Sept. 2014
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like all great books of this sort Roger Ebert's essays send you back to movies you have seen in the past and search out ones you may have missed out on. Even when you may not always agree with some of his selections you can still enjoy reading his views on them. Like Pauline Kael and David Thomson he is also a very good writer so even reading about movies you have not seen is never a task.
Along with Thomson's 'Have You Seen' this is a great book to pick up and flick through at any time.
As Mr Ebert sadly passed away in 2013 we will have no new volumes to look forward to but he has left behind many volumes of movie reviews and we can be thankful for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful!, 23 Mar. 2011
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This book is superbly written, interesting and highly informative. Whether you already know the film, or are looking up a film not yet seen, this is a joy to delve into.
Well done Mr Ebert!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 22 April 2013
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Wonderful to read all about classic movies, written by someone who truly loves them. An excellent read, an author greatly missed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Personal film reviews, 7 Feb. 2009
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Pete "argonaut888" (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
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A great book to dip into. It sits in the pile next to my bed. He makes me rethink my opinions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saint Roger's holy relics II, 8 July 2014
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St Roger is the doyen of reviewers, deeply informed, literate, humane. His passing is deeply mourned, but at least we have his writings - and the review site still continues his tradition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for the film buff!, 7 Mar. 2015
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Compulsively readable. Very balanced and erudite reviews. A little more edge would have been welcome but overall Ebert's love of film is infectious and admirable.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 16 Mar. 2015
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B. L. J. Webb "webbski7" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This guy gave 'The Elephant Man' a very low score because he couldn't understand what it said about the human condition. Yet, no film says more about the human condition, so clearly, than this. He may have seen a lot of movies, but perusing many of his reviews, his mentality towards them are perhaps a reflection of why Hollywood produces such visual pap, devoid of content.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, 18 Aug. 2014
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On the description it said "dust cover missing" , that was ok and not a problem, unfortunately a previous owner has used a highlighting pen to underline, write over, almost all the film reviews, making it an unpleasant reading experience . Unreadable .
The book went in the bin.
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