• Bryan Strang

    ★★★★ Watched by Bryan Strang 23 Jul, 2016

    Basically The Raid.


    Hulu puts two ad breaks into this. But they can't ruin it.

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  • ActuallyDarcy

    ★★★★½ Watched by ActuallyDarcy 14 Jul, 2016

    I'll say the same thing I say about most of Buster Keaton's films, and that's that you should watch this for the final act alone

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  • Drew Dahle

    ★★★½ Watched by Drew Dahle 07 Jul, 2016

    An early influence on Kevin McCallister's Battle Plan.

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  • kike herrmann

    ★★½ Watched by kike herrmann 17 May, 2016

    El guardaespaldas

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  • Craig Hamilton

    ★★★½ Watched by Craig Hamilton 07 May, 2016

    An inauspicious start to Buster Keaton's solo career, the first half is very slight and doesn't feature any particularly memorable jokes. However, the film is salvaged by an absolutely wonderful finale full to the brim with imaginative sight gags and Keaton's trademark athleticism.

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  • Cadj

    ★★★★½ Watched by Cadj 10 May, 2016

    Keaton straight up murders a guy with a door in this.

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  • Jay D 's Watching

    ★★★ Watched by Jay D 's Watching 27 Apr, 2016

    It's a bit of a slow-starter, leading to the pacing feeling a bit off despite the fact it's only twenty minutes, but this Buster Keaton short benefits from a genuinely weird plot (Buster Keaton is hired as a bodyguard by the old miser the local secret society wants murdered-how's he going to get out of this one?) and an inspired finale involving secret passages, trapdoors, and gang members being straight up murdered.

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  • Euan Brown

    ★★★★½ Watched by Euan Brown 03 Apr, 2016

    Pure comedic genius.

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  • Michael May

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Michael May 26 Mar, 2016

    Cute and very funny short in which Keaton fakes his credentials to work at a shooting gallery. His alleged marksmanship gets him offered jobs to simultaneously murder and protect a millionaire and his daughter.

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  • PatrickRipoll

    ★★★★½ Added by PatrickRipoll

    Keaton at his most relentlessly clever. Lacks the pathos of One Week or sheer cinematic invention of Sherlock Jr., but this is still easily one of the funniest films of the era.

    The endlessly unfolding newspaper gag is funny, but it's Keaton still trying to look casual as the paper consumes him that makes it hilarious. And then after a brief cutaway, it's completely folded again. He paints a coat hook on a wall, and then hangs his coat on it. Watching these films you have the idea that he pulled gags out of thin air the same way.

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  • Raul Marques

    ★★★½ Watched by Raul Marques 03 Mar, 2016

    In which Keaton shoots an innocent guy, kills at least 4 fellas and kind of disses Chaplin. It only gets really fun by the end.

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  • wildestpenfield

    ★★★½ Watched by wildestpenfield 15 Feb, 2016

    Keaton himself apparently didn't like this one, but dude had pretty high standards. True, the first 17 minutes or so of this 20ish minute movie are mediocre (aside from the titular "high sign", which made me laugh every single time), but the last couple minutes are astonishing. I've sat through a lot longer to get to a lot less.

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