• Here's where Siskel & Ebert's "Two Thumbs Up" rating system came from. 1 / 8

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  • Ebert and Siskel were professional rivals when they co-hosted a movie review show in 1975. 2 / 8

  • While they became friends off camera, their verbal sparring over movies became a trademark. 3 / 8

  • So did their thumbs up/down rating system, which came about from necessity. 4 / 8

  • They needed a new system moving from an old show format, so Ebert just suggested it. 5 / 8

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  • It became a mark of quality for many, though movies like Godzilla 98 would parody it. 6 / 8

  • Since both men have passed the system is retired but it remains an iconic part of their legacy. 7 / 8

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