An intellectual, who eschews athletics but reasonlessly loves a girl who doesn't, tries out for various sports teams in his first year at college.
I thought the anti-intellectualism inherent in this story was off-putting. The man committed to the intellectual life was demeaned -...
The silent comedy feature College stars Buster Keaton as a scholarly young man who doesn't know beans about sports. When he arrives in college, Buster finds that all the Big Men on Campus are jocks. T... read more
Release Date: September 10, 1927
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
Stats: 119 reviews
Flixster Reviews (119)
November 27, 2011
March 25, 2011
Another great screwball comedy featuring the very talented, and very flexible, Buster Keaton. A major talent in the ways of physical comedy, and having a great "stone face" that never laughs nor smiles, Keaton is a heavyweight title character in this farce about the myth that th...
September 3, 2010
This isn't one of Keaton's best, it's my least favourite actually, mostly because the story is predictable and it's not as funny as his other movies.
July 15, 2011
Every single Keaton short film is worth seeing. His films are a mixed bag with highs of The General and Our Hospitality to lows of...pretty much anything done in the "sound era". Before MGM destroyed one of the greatest physical comedians of our time films like College were the...
September 19, 2008
Taunting the jocks' lifestyle,Keaton is "forcing" himself to overcome the mild sporting activity of his to earn his sweetheart's acceptance.What's so funny is that first tickling labor of a person who will do anything to go against his nature.Not a thrilling ride but undeniably t...
March 2, 2012
Mostly funny farce with Keaton as booksmart nebbish trying to impress a girl amidst the campus jockocracy. Some good gags along the way--minus the disturbing blackface scene.
February 6, 2012fb1414891016
Classic Keaton, though I'm not a Keaton fan. His affect is too flat, and I just cant get into the movie. The ending redeems it though, as Buster excels at every sport he failed at prior. I still prefer this to most comedies of today.
February 13, 2010
Buster Keaton is marvelous. The scenes of him trying out various track and field sporting events are pure genius! It's a sweet story with many many memorable scenes. The pacing is perfect, well photographed. A wonderful comic classic.
April 24, 2007
He only made this one because the General floped and he wanted a quick cheap comedy to make up the losses.
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