• Brandon Douglas

    ★★★★ Watched by Brandon Douglas 25 Mar, 2015

    Actually throughly enjoyed this movie. Highly recommend if you want a old slapstick comedy.

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  • Fsjallink

    ★★★★½ Watched by Fsjallink 25 Mar, 2015

    Visuals/Presentation: 8/10
    Story/Screenplay: 7/10
    Acting: 9/10
    Audio/Music: 8/10
    Direction: 10/10
    Pacing/Editing: 9/10

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  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★★★ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    Not only a very funny comedy, but an excellent romance and a superb action-adventure movie as well. Is creative on levels we rarely see today, without any talking, color, and minimal special effects. Probably my favorite silent movie.

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  • Devin Sheridan

    ★★★★½ Watched by Devin Sheridan 22 Mar, 2015

    Keaton was definitely a man of subtlety. There is a part where he does a pratfall off a front porch but its in the background of the shot and while someone is crossing in front of the frame. It's almost as if he makes you work to noticed all the craziness involved. Also it's kind of interesting that this movie is from the Confederate's perspective.

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  • Jason Darby

    ★★★★★ Added by Jason Darby

    The General is a film that has long outlived many of its silent film bretheren, despite being both a critical and financial failure upon its initial release in 1926. Today it is considered the best example of Buster Keaton's brand of comedy, and while it may not be his most artistic film, it is his funniest, and along with Chaplin's The Gold Rush ranks as the funniest film of the silent era.

    Keaton, like Chaplin, grew up in the music…

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  • Hari Prasad Mohan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Hari Prasad Mohan 19 Mar, 2015

    The sheer audacity, immensity and complexity of this film. In 1926.

    Buster Keaton. God. Same Guy.

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  • Alex Tărău

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alex Tărău 18 Mar, 2015

    A true classic in every sense of the word, hysterically funny like few others and featuring some of the most exciting locomotive chases ever filmed, as well as an epic-scale production, a beautiful score and a cinematography in sepia that feels like a travel in time.

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  • Mette Kowalski

    ★★★½ Watched by Mette Kowalski 12 Mar, 2015

    -- Blindspot March 2015 --

    Everyone who knows my film taste knows how much I adore Buster Keaton. As Michael Pitt said in The Dreamers, Keaton is incomparable. And weirdly erotic, although few people share that opinion with me. Anyhow, I have absolutely adored anything I've seen Keaton do so far, so it was sort of disappointing to see that my one Keaton blindspot pick was... well, disappointing.

    Not disappointing as in 'a bad film'. The General is a good…

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  • Jeremy Clark

    ★★★★ Added by Jeremy Clark

    This silent classic does little to erode gender stereotypes, but it does depict those stereotypes in an interesting way. Many, no doubt, could point to the central female character, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), to make this inference, even though her characterization offers a more complex understanding of gender than does her male counterpart. It is Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton), however, who conforms most to a stereotypical gender identity. In fact, the protagonist and his actions demonstrate how a typical patriarchal…

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  • Tim Costa

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tim Costa 14 Mar, 2015

    It seems to me that many comedic performers owe a lot to Mr. Keaton.

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  • Mike Hricik

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mike Hricik 13 Mar, 2015

    I don't consider myself a cinephile quite yet because there are massive gaps in my viewing history, like The General. So, I finally watched The General, and can confirm that it's probably the high-water mark of Keaton's brilliant career. Despite the vastness of the dueling train chases and river battle, Keaton's characterizations remain wonderfully nuanced — astonishing for 1927 or any time. Johnnie Gray just can't get it together with the ladies...until he does, prompted by an all-encompassing love for his locomotive.

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  • Igor Dumitraskovic

    ★★★★ Watched by Igor Dumitraskovic 13 Mar, 2015 1

    For me this has slight better cinematography than Chaplin movies, but Chaplin movies are much funnier. Looking forward for more of Buster Keaton...

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