Life Itself Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 439

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 42

Theatrical Release Date: 01/19/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/17/2015

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Steve James

Actors: Roger Ebert, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, Errol Morris, Ava DuVernay, Ramin Bahrani

Plot: A look at the life and cultural impact of Roger Ebert, one of the world's renowned film critics and social commentators - from his Pulitzer Prize film reviews, to his long career with Gene Siskel to his late-life battle with cancer - it a both a poignant and insightful look into Ebert's world. -- Chris Kavan

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Unknown - wrote on 09/08/2014

'Life Itself' is a prime example of how to properly tribute an individual in a documentary film. I've always been aware of Roger Ebert's history, but never have I seen this much personal material on him. You get nothing less than the honest truth. All of his good and bad traits are shown without filter. We see him grow and mature in his career and as a person. It's all insightful and meaningful. However, the real intimacy comes from the filming of his final days. The words exchanged feel so beautiful, so poignant, so real, that you'd swear this was candid camera. That's the beauty of Ebert. He wanted to show exactly how it is, and he got his wish.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/09/2014

Siskel and Ebert are in heaven right now still reviewing movies. I like it when Documentary's show you something you didn't really know about, I didn't know Roger was a alcoholic until I watched the Documentary and they is one part in the Documentary when there talked about Gene Siskel death and it was truly upsetting and really powerful that I almost cried and you will too if you get a chance to watch it. The score was so classy and so nostalgic that I loved it.

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