Life Itself

Life Itself

As an autobiography, Life Itself works only if screened for Roger Ebert’s past colleagues and friends at a private tribute. As a biography, director Steve James curiously omits large portions of Ebert’s career, such as the 8 years he reviewed movies with Gene Siskel’s successor, Richard Roeper, and jumps back and forth at strange points in time.

As a love story, both his relationship with Siskel and his wife Chaz Ebert, it’s touching and heart-wrenching. Chaz’s devotion to her husband until the end is agonizingly beautiful.

6.5/10 (Thumbs up!)

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Siskel and Ebert, reunited in purgatory. 

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