Roger Ebert's Great Movies
By The Ebert Co., Ltd.
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"Anyone looking for a crash course in cinema viewing… will find plenty of rewards here… Ebert constantly surprises." -- Publishers Weekly
Now all of the reviews in Roger Ebert's series of Great Movies books are available in one place, on your iPhone. Get instant access to more than 300 full-length reviews of the very best classic and contemporary movies selected by the best-known and most widely read film critic in the world, with regular updates as Roger writes new ones for the collection. These movies are the cream o' the crop, 1915 to the present, and Ebert's insights will help you appreciate them more than ever, whether you're seeking out something new or rediscovering an old favorite -- from "Alien" to "Yojimbo," "Casablanca" to "Crumb."
* All reviews available off-line.
* Illustrated with stills from the films.
* Searchable by title, cast, director, or full text.
* Keep your own lists of movies you've seen and want to see.
* Browse by title or date.
* Instantly add to your Netflix Instant Queue.
* Instantly buy (new or used) or rent from Amazon.
* Instantly buy or rent from iTunes.
* Share reviews via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail.
* Connect to the full website at RogerEbert.com.
* Read later with Instapaper.
"The plain-spoken… clarity of Ebert's prose and his genial, conversational presence on the page may, in the end, make him a more useful and reliable companion for the dedicated moviegoer. His criticism shows a nearly unequaled grasp of film history and technique, and formidable intellectual range, but he rarely seems to be showing off. He's just trying to tell you what he thinks, and to provoke some thought on your part about how movies work and what they can do." -- A.O. Scott, New York Times
Roger Ebert has been the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. The following year, Roger and Gene Siskel began a long run of reviewing movies on TV with "Sneak Previews," which was followed by At the Movies" and "Siskel & Ebert." After Siskel's death in 1999, he was joined by Richard Roeper on "Ebert & Roeper" until illness deprived him of the ability to speak. He and his wife Chaz now produce "Ebert Presents at the Movies," syndicated nationwide on PBS stations.
Ebert is the only film critic honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was voted an honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Cinematographers. His reviews appear in some 200 newspapers worldwide, and he has published 17 books.
What's New in Version 1.06
- additional reviews
- updated for the new iPhone 5 and iOS 6
Support for Readability?
Could you please add support for Readability? It's superior to Instapaper IMO.
There's no question that Ebert and his reviews are legendary. Within this app you have all the reviews for his "Great Movies", which are a small subset of his total reviews. That's definitely appreciated, but in the future it would be ideal to have an app with *all* his reviews. With maybe a push notification when a new one is added.
The app itself is nice, except that it's annoying how you have to tap to get the arrows to appear, and then click on an arrow to swipe between reviews. It would be more intuitive and Apple-like to simply swipe left and right.
Indispensable Filmgoing Companion
You can use Ebert thoughtfully curated list of "Great Movies" to expand or fill in gaps in your moviegoing knowledge or to refer to them after seeing a film. The writing is deceptively simple, but the analysis always profound. You'll come away with a deeper appreciation of the films and often a better understanding of essential truths about life.
Does the rocket scientist a couple reviews below not realize that this is a compilation of Ebert's "great movies" reviews? Great App and a great man. All that love film miss him.
P.S. if a couple "great movies" reviews are missing, allow them a bit to update the app, as he just passed away.