• Romain Mereau

    ★★★★★ Watched by Romain Mereau 24 Nov, 2014

    Buster Keaton's ode to underdog heroism. The General is the story of a faithful engineer, appropriately torn between his beloved engine and his sweetheart. Luckily the two get apprehended together, and so begins a high-stakes chase on the rails.

    The sheer comedy, deadpan delivery and stunt train driving on display here is incredible! This film was made in 1926, and the sequences look so breathtakingly dangerous, it's a miracle if nobody died during production. In terms of sheer spectacle, this…

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  • ScarpiaGS

    ★★★½ Rewatched by ScarpiaGS 10 Feb, 2013

    Weimar
    (También la vi en el colegio)
    -Entretiene permanentemente
    -Ciertos temas los reutiliza incansablemente en sus diversas películas, sin por ello cansar
    -Ritmo incansable, como en mucha de sus otras películas

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  • pjhreviews

    ★★★★★ Watched by pjhreviews 24 Nov, 2014

    Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL [1926]- For every great filmmaker, there has to be undoubtable magnum opus. For Stanley Kubrick it would have to be 2001; A SPACE ODYSSEY [1968], for Alfred Hitchcock it would have to be PSYCHO [1960], For a Akira Kurosawa it would have to be THE SEVEN SAMURAI [1954], for Ingmar Bergman it would be THE SEVENTH SEAL [1957] , and of course CITIZEN KANE [1941]for Orson Wells just to name a few. As for the case…

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  • Tanner Hoisington

    ★★★½ Added by Tanner Hoisington

    Keaton > Chaplin

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  • Bruno Ferreira

    ★★★★★ Watched by Bruno Ferreira 19 Nov, 2014

    One word: beautiful.

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  • Raul Marques

    ★★★★½ Watched by Raul Marques 17 Nov, 2014

    Almost a live-action cartoon or videogame, with insane circus stunts.

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  • hotsake

    ★★★ Watched by hotsake 15 Feb, 2014

    I didn't find this funny at all, it's a fun adventure story. Overall I'm glad I watched it and will checkout more Buster Keaton films. An overrated but worthwhile film that should be seen at least once.

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  • Daniel

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel 15 Nov, 2014

    Super Film! Der Film ist 90 Jahre alt, aber so gut gealtert, dass er immer noch unglaublich viel Spaß macht. Der Slapstick ist präzise getimed, sodass ich über all die dummen kleinen Witze laut lachen musste und die Action mit zwei Eisenbahnverfolgungsjagden ist explosiv.

    Ich hatte sehr viel Spaß an dem Film, vor allem daran, dass es ihm gelingt sehr viel Dynamik in die damals noch starre Kamera zu bringen, einfach indem im Bild viel mit Bewegung gearbeitet wird. Außerdem…

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  • Alexandre Impinna

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alexandre Impinna 13 Nov, 2014

    Michael Bay avant Michael Bay.

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  • Josh Bog

    Rewatched by Josh Bog 08 Nov, 2014

    He knows how to frame a shot.

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  • MiguelSolo

    ★★★★½ Watched by MiguelSolo 04 Nov, 2014

    ¿Pero cómo consigue este hombre semejante dinamismo con la cámara fija?

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  • funsohng

    ★★★★★ Watched by funsohng 31 Oct, 2014

    The General's straightforward yet engaging plot is perfectly realized by timelessly enjoyable performance of the one and only Buster Keaton; silent comedy at its finest.

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