Timeless comedy from the genius of Buster Keaton.
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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September 30, 2012
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I'd never watched any real silent films before, because I feared that if I did the film would be outdated in its humor and wouldn't warrant that many laughs out of me.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!
June 5, 2011fb6025506
Buster Keaton's SHERLOCK JR. is hilarious, clever, and entertaining - a physical comedy made in 1924 that is absolutely enjoyable even to this day. This film includes great editing and impressive stunts, and certainly was predicted to be and can now be recognized as a positive co...
April 12, 2011fb1619601747
It's not as funny or as entertaining as Buster Keaton's later film The General, but Keaton still manages to use some very interesting film techniques in 'Sherlock, Jr.'
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