It is an unchallenged assumption that Buster Keaton is one of the silent films era's greatest comedians, on par with the likes of Charles Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. The great stone face stars in this film with the same candor and comedy of his previous films. What sets Keaton's fi...
The enduring power of this silent-era comedy classic from director/star Buster Keaton can be ascertained simply by recognizing how often its central concept has been cribbed, most notably by writer/di... read more
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February 3, 2014
August 11, 2013
Hilarious and physically impressive gags. Keaton's imagination was boundless.
September 30, 2012
Timeless comedy from the genius of Buster Keaton.
July 25, 2012
A movie projectionist dreams he's a suave detective who can clear his name and get the woman of his dreams.
I've always enjoyed Buster Keaton. I think though he's not as balletic as Chaplin, he's more adventurous; some of the stunts he did were some of the most amazing things I'...
December 31, 2011
Though SHEROCK, JR. only runs for 44 minutes (barely long enough to be considered a feature-length film), it is often hilarious and ultimately to the point. It remains one of the most well-recognized silent films made before the "talkie" era (the first film of this era, THE JAZZ ...
October 9, 2011
I'd never watched any real silent films before, because I feared that if I did the film would be outdated in its humor and wouldn't warrant that many laughs out of me. But man did this film blow away my expectations, this is one of the funniest films I've seen In my whole life. N...
September 3, 2010
A brilliant comedy. One of Keaton's best.
March 10, 2010
My first Buster Keaton film, whilst I am familar of his work through various montage clips, it was refreshing to see his work first hand in what is the era of oriiginal slapstick comedy. The ideas, stunts and pure genius of gilm throughout is exactly what I had expected and it d...
September 24, 2009
A love triangle and a stolen watch highlight this enjoyable Buster Keaton film. He plays a young film projectionist who dreams of being a detective. Imaginative sight gags, manic chases and Keaton's overall genius make this a need-to-see. Highlights include a dream sequence in wh...
June 25, 2007
this is the inception of my newfound love for silent movies. the music, wow! the acting, hilarious! great stunts all around!
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