• erinem

    So this has a pretty good house in it, too.

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  • SnowboardJunkie

    ★★★½

    A steady build up to a great finish of hoodlums chasing him through a two story house full of secret doors in the walls, paintings and floors that make for great hi jinx, narrow escapes and a couple gags I still can't figure out how he did it. Which are accompanied by the usual Keaton charm. He saves the day and gets the girl.

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  • Ledi

    ★★★★★

    Buster Keaton is timelessly amusing and clever. He's got a veneer of melancholy, but not cold, irony that beats the mindless sarcasm of today. And he keeps a straight face in the most natural and modest way ever.

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  • TylerHarris

    ★★★★½

    I'm all about this. Here we have Keaton finally starting to bloom on his own, branch into his own carefully engineered comedy. This film was actually made before One Week, which is considered to be his first post-Arbuckle film. It wasn't released until a year later in 1921, however, when Buster had broken his ankle while filming The Electric House, delaying production for four months. They needed something to give to Metro, so they gave them this. And while it…

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  • Nesaraj Kiritharan

    ★★★★½

    I clearly see where John wick 2, took most of its inspiration. The high Sign that came nearly 100 years ago, is much more thrilling than most of the movies I see now, that's something isn't it?

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  • Rikhter

    Hail Hydra.

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  • Essie

    ★★★★

    Perhaps Keaton's most daring meditation on the nature of the clown, all of which is punctuated by his stunning athleticism.

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  • Rudi

    ★★★★

    This movie is chock full of visual gags. It starts of establishing a plot that seems a bit interesting (the guy getting two jobs at once), but you soon realize that this is only to facilitate a lot of different stunts and sight gags. The secret symbol of the evil gang here is also used well, and Keaton's inability to use in the correct situations. As the plot slowly progresses, the movie ends up in a situation where Keaton is…

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  • Wilson

    ★★★

    The High Sign is a plot-heavy Buster Keaton short, that has the distinction to have been the first one produced by Keaton himself, though Keaton didn't like it, so it was shelved until the following year. I can understand why Keaton wasn't keen on this 20 minutes, because it has so much going on in it, however it also has some amazing sequences, not least the chase through a house filled with secret passages that the film ends with.

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  • Alex

    ★★★★½

    Oh man!! That climatic house set chase! Keaton's rythym is so amazing. Especially after all the opening jokes they set up but skipped over, then go full force with all the gags. dang. Genius filmmaking.

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  • Peaceful Anarchy

    ★★★★½

    Keaton was at his best with physical comedy, and those last 5 minutes are some excellent stuff. The rest of it is pretty funny too.

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  • Niklas Bergljung

    ★★★★★

    Det finns ingen som klår Keaton i uppfinningsrikedom och den här filmen är inget undantag. Tiny Tim är fantastisk som skurk.

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