1983: Siskel and Ebert Analyze 007’s appeal

Today, Feb. 20, is the 10th anniversary of the death of movie critic Gene Siskel and his former TV partner (and newspaper rival), Roger Ebert, writes about it HERE.

In 1983, in the midst of their TV run, the duo dedicated one installment of their movie review show to James Bond. Two 007 movies, Octopussy (the 13th entry in Eon Production’s official series) and Never Say Never Again (a rival production and a remake of Thunderball) were out.

So here’s a bit of nostalgia and you can watch the critics spar anew. Siskel doesn’t think much of either Roger Moore or George Lazenby while Ebert defends Sir Roger (at least to a degree).

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