Sherlock Jr. is funny, sweet, innovative and overall a cinematic triumph in the era of silent comedy films. Keaton's clever use of amusing sight gags as well as his knowledge of cinematic illusion and mastery of performing his own stunts makes this film one not to miss.
This comedic romp is a delight! Buster Keaton is adorable, although why must I always fall in love with dead men? As I watched this, I imagined what it must have been like to be in the film industry when it was still such a fledgling thing. Some of the effects in this film seem incredibly innovative for the time.
Imagination in film has one of its greatest exponents in Buster Keaton. Creativity in scene using and exploiting each of the cinematographic resources. This movie demonstrates through a simple story but with all that Keaton, the greatest comedian of silent cinema.
Keaton's feature films gave him more breathing room, and although this sophisticated effort may be short for a feature at a mere 44 minutes, it nevertheless stands tall as one of his finest achievements. Keaton plays a movie projectionist/amateur detective who is framed for theft by a rival for the affections of the same woman, resulting in an elaborate (and hilarious) effort to prove his innocence.