"Intensely emotional. A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves. James cuts — as in all of his best work — straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other." - Scott Foundas, Variety
"Deeply enthralling! Documentary master Steve James has put the pieces of Ebert's life together with extraordinary fascination and vision." - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainly Weekly
Acclaimed director Steve James (HOOP DREAMS) and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.