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All Thumbs: The reviews are in and movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert give each other thumbs down. The syndicated critics sat down for a joint interview for the February issue of Playboy and didn’t bother to hide their jealousies and ill feelings. “A weakness of his,” Siskel says of Ebert, “is that sometimes he goes with the first draft too easily. His thinking is a little glib, a little sloppy.” Ebert countered by saying that he’s simply more prolific that Siskel, who he accused of spending his time “spinning his wheels.” Ebert said that it irked him that people often mistook him for Siskel and he proclaimed himself to be the more intellectual half of the duo. Siskel responded by saying, “Roger, lighten up. You’ve got a great mind--lean back, enjoy it. I’m no threat to you, big guy.”


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