A great movie all the more remarkable for the techniques employed and for how Keaton was able to pull off a number of risky stunts without killing himself - and his preciosity is evident in a hilarious billiard scene and in a fabulous one where he dodges many dangers on a motorcy...
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
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
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April 28, 2014
Sherlock Jr. is only the third silent film I've seen and the first from Buster Keaton. All that's going to change though because this movie has made me see the different types of humor that the silence offers, as well as other cool things that can be done when talking isn't invol...
February 3, 2014
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...
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I'd never watched any real silent films before, because I feared that if I did the film would be outdated in its humor and wouldn't warrant that many laughs out of me.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...
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