• Niall Greenlees

    ★★★½ Watched by Niall Greenlees 21 Oct, 2016

    Silent films are the shit.
    Keaton is performing stunts here that you would never see attempted today, purely for his clear love of the magic of film.
    All the train sequences are so incredibly innovative and funny and brilliant and ahead of their time, its a joy to watch
    Only problem lies with the romantic and emotional capacity of the film, Chaplin makes you laugh and cry, Keaton just makes you laugh.


  • DohnJoe

    ★★★★ Watched by DohnJoe 18 Oct, 2016

    The copy of The General I watched had a god awful soundtrack of three pieces which sounded like a video game score composed on the Midi software I used at school and which it took me until two thirds of the way through the film to realise I could just turn off.
    Despite this, I still loved The General as a masterpiece of silent cinema. I loved so many moments in this film, Johnnie's attempts to sign up, getting carried…


  • PatrickF

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by PatrickF 11 Oct, 2016

    Still amazing


  • Sergio Monterrubio

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sergio Monterrubio 16 Oct, 2016

    Mad Johnny: Fury Road


  • Yeezus808s

    ★★★★★ Added by Yeezus808s

    unforgettable and a masterpiece


  • LukamGarcia

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by LukamGarcia 03 Oct, 2016

    Simplemente perfecta. Es una joya del cine mudo y es la máxima expresión del cine de Buster Keaton, llena de gags fríamente calculados es una clase de simetría aplicada al cine y es perfecta en su desarrollo tan es así que muchas de las escenas son a una toma. A pesar de ser una comedia situada del lado sureño de la Guerra Civil de EEUU a ti como espectador no te importa y sientes empatía. Es una película con un…


  • colinwalter

    ★★★★★ Watched by colinwalter 10 Oct, 2016

    The original Mad Max: Fury Road


  • normsy

    ★★★★½ Watched by normsy 09 Oct, 2016

    I spent the entire length of the movie with a bit of a smirk on my face. Always pleased with what was playing out in front of me, not necessarily pleased with the story, but how it was being told. It always amazes me how much story can be conveyed through silent films, and while using so few title cards. The lack of exposition being force fed to the audience is something a lot of modern movies can take a…


  • luke10

    Watched by luke10 04 Oct, 2016

    Roger Ebert's The Great Movies: #2

    This is a very clever and inventive comedy. That being said, I'm not certain I'd call The General a Great Movie, but it does serve as a delightful example of Buster Keaton's distinctive screen persona.

    Now consider this: Ebert begins and ends his appraisal of this film by discussing Keaton in general rather that The General in particular (puns not intended). Ebert even mentions six other Keaton movies over the course of his writing!…


  • teaqq

    ★★★★★ Added by teaqq

    Love this movie so much. One of my all time favorites, between the action sequences and comedy based around Murphy's law, I thoroughly enjoyed it. And the audience can feel nothing but happiness as Keaton's character ends up victorious in the end, both in the war effort and his goal to enlist into the army to impress the women he loves.


  • Dan Howard

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dan Howard 03 Oct, 2016

    As expected with Buster Keaton, the action sequences and stunts are some of the most impressive of the silent film era (and even of today). The stunts aren't quite audacious here, but The General feels much less of a screwball comedy as his other efforts (Sherlock jr.) However there is still plenty of light visual humor.


  • Eliza Sealy

    ★★★★★ Watched by Eliza Sealy 19 Sep, 2016

    Film #19 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
    Task 11/30: A silent action film


    "There were two loves in his life: his engine and...[cut to his sweetheart's photograph]."

    So I will admit, I have never really been that keen to watch silent movies. I often find them to be a bit slow, and think they take a lot of effort to view. The General has won me over. A fast-paced, enthralling action comedy that lives up to its raving reviews,…