It Came From YouTube: Siskel & Ebert review No Holds Barred

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Crapper Paul S. submitted this and writes:

Still sad about Roger Ebert’s passing away earlier this month. Anyway here’s a clip of him and Gene Siskel voicing their displeasure at No Hold’s Barred, and before that Star Trek V, easily the worst in the series. The Hogan-centric portion begins at 5:45

I could watch them review movies all day long (in fact, sometimes I have!).

I didn’t now they ever got around to reviewing No Holds Barred! Very cool!

Oof, Star Trek V… Bad memories. Yup, that one’s easily the worst in the franchise.

Thanks for the submission, Paul!

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13 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Siskel & Ebert review No Holds Barred"
  1. James S says:

    Oh Gene siskel you passed on before you could see the horror that is the Friedberg and Seltzer style comedy of “Hey that’s popular, so let’s reference in for no reason.” I would rather watch NHB every day for the rest of my life before I watch a Friedberg and Seltzer movie once. (Although I just think that NHB is just kind of stupidly funny and has a million plot holes in it).

  2. JMAJ says:

    I love that campy opening. Oh, eighties.

  3. Walt says:

    Approx 8:25 Gene talked about the 12 year old girl who walked out, she walked out when Hogan was in his red panties doing “pushups.”

    I only saw NHB for the first time two weeks ago, and yeah, considering it was 1989 and Hogan was the mega babyface and the role model, I was surprised at the amount of toilet humor.

  4. SonofBaconator says:

    I didn’t dislike Star Trek V that much. I disliked the one with the whales. Voyage Home. Whales?


  5. Andy says:

    Not that it can be defended, but the effects of Star Trek V looked so crappy (no pun intended) because THX (who had done the previous three films) was tied up with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
    Really, a movie with Vince McMahon as an executive producer was filled with toilet humor? Not to mention, that clip is the only time in history Hogan ever turned down money.

    • Walt says:

      ” that clip is the only time in history Hogan ever turned down money.”


    • Paul R. from says:

      Andy, you mean ilm, not thx. Ilm is industrial light and magic, the special effects company. Thx is some kind of audio format.

  6. fNick Nutter says:

    Star Trek V, No Holds Barred and Dead Poets Society. Now that’s a triple feature.

  7. TMS says:

    To this day I am embarrassed to admit I paid money to see No Holds Barred in the theater (although at the time I was a huge Hogan mark, so at the time it made sense).

  8. Paul R. from says:

    I’m pretty sure I saw No Holds Barred back in the theater in 1989 with my father and sister. I also saw The Garbage Pail Kids Movie and Ghostbusters II in the theaters as well. I guess I’ve always had a fondness for crappy movies 🙂

  9. Ben says:

    I’ve just watched it for the first time in almost 20 years. I loved every second of it. So insanely bad. I haven’t laughed so hard in years.

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