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An app for the film connoisseur.

What's New

- additional reviews
- updated for the new iPhone 5 and iOS 6

App Description

"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."

Features:

* 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.

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App Changes

November 09, 2012 New version 1.06
March 02, 2012 New version 1.05
January 11, 2012 New version 1.04
September 21, 2011 New version 1.03
August 04, 2011 New version 1.02
July 21, 2011 New version 1.01
June 10, 2011 Initial Release