A classic. Pure and simple. There are few movies out there that I enjoy watching endlessly, even after a hundred viewings and this is one of them. Keaton was at the peak of his creative powers here: the production design, set during the Civil War, is extraordinary; the compositions are tight, beautiful and seamless; and the action is plentiful. But the real star is Keaton. Keaton is a hilarious wonder as he desperately tries in vain to get his train and girlfriend back by performing death-defying stunts without losing his cool or being emotional. This is why Keaton’s movies have aged more gracefully than Chaplin’s. Chaplin may have been warm but Keaton was just cool. Watch this movie and you’ll realize why.