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"If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action." - Kamakshi


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Does Ebert use the same standards for both reviews?
      Often, reviews such as these are a “mixed bag”. In other words, in some cases
    even the worst movie may have some redeeming qualities and vice versa. That
being said, does Ebert acknowledge any good points in the film he sees as bad or
critique anything in the film he loves?
  Who do you think Ebert’s intended audience is? Why?
      Does Ebert use the same overall tone for good and poor reviews or does it change
    depending on the nature of the review? Explain.
I definitely think that Ebert’s standards hold a tremendous weight on what he perceives once he watches a movie. I think so because he, to me, is more into movies that have a clear, focused, relevant, and reality related center. He liked 3:10 to Yuma because it was intellectual and the actors performed to his standards. He hated She’s Out of Control not due to the acting but more to how the movie portrayed a young teen maturing and going into adulthood. Ebert expects movies to hold up to his expectations and anything that does not he automatically shuns it.
I do think that Ebert used the same standards. He does not seem to have an open mind about varying movies that comes out for the public to view. He did not really like the comedic tone of She’s Out of Control but loved the seriousness of 3:10 in Yuma. His standard where for the movies to intrigue him in a serious matter and I do not think that he really got the way the latter movie was supposed to be looked at.


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