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  1. Kamran's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Keaton's timing is impeccable, his stunts filled with energy and instinctual grace. 84/100 - Great.

  2. Boyuan123's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    OMFG this is literally the best movie I've ever seen.

  3. tinderness's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Ein Feuerwerk an filmischer Präzision und artistischer Elegance. Wunderbare Choreographie und solides Handwerk, sowohl vom Hauptdarsteller als auch vom Regisseur. Es lohnt den Film anzusehen, auch um festzustellen, welche Alltagskost uns heute zugemutet wird.

  4. filmingilman's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Jesus H. Christ. 90 years later and I still can't figure out how some of those stunts were done? Fucking genius. Keaton has eyes like goddamned poetry -my only complaint is that there weren't enough close ups as I would watch Keaton read the phone book (silently, obviously). Slapstick paper cuts? Yes, please. The General (1926) is probably regarded as his best work, but this is a very, very close second.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    D'une réjouissante hilarité bienvenue ! www.cinefiches.com

  6. Aardsy's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Breathtaking scenes and action.

  7. SiIencio's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    The film seems like a slow burner with Keaton and Steamboat Bill quietly simmering throughout but lacking steam until the final section where one of Buster's most admirable sequences take over and puts this film on the map. The visual gags are quite scattered and understated and the story feels pedestrian until the final fight against the wind elevates the best stuntman in history to the upper echelons of cinema.

  8. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Chaplin is often cited as the king of silent era comedy, but I do not find that to be fair. It may be true, but it is a title he shares with his counterpart: Buster Keaton. What is so amazing about Keaton is his impeccable skill as an acrobatic stuntman. The things he does physically in this film are often jaw dropping, and certainly not the kind of thing you would see today (mostly because it is insanely dangerous).

  9. El Biffo's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    One of my favorite Keaton pictures.

  10. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    "Shrimp" (lol) paces against the wind; "I know what it is: you are ashamed of my baking" haha - serve hard-boiled dads this type of effeminate flirt only when sturdy jail bars cork up their irate delirium; when in the end Jr. leaps up the ship tiers to get hold of the steering wheel, the steamboat's a four-story, floating pagoda and though not sunken by the storm, the catawampus flotsam lends it a "Bateau ivre" air.

  11. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    I would like to thank my mother and father for giving me life and the opportunity to see the finishing quarter of this film.

  12. smndvdcl's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

  13. Elephants_Gerald's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Like how people go to a porno to see sex and not story, we go to a Buster Keaton movie to watch him slide around on a bed during a hurricane. So classic it hurts.

  14. bjuvani's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    This has one of the greatest scenes in all of cinema in the climactic storm. With all the technology we have now it's crazy how the beginning of cinema still has a lot of the best filmmaking. We still haven't topped this.

  15. artichokecoat@yahoo.com's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    There is a special place in my heart for Buster Keaton.

  16. 5000yearoldbogmummy//Rhett's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    A really delightful comedy. Keaton delivers a remarkable performance filled with humor, heart, depth, and enthusiasm. The laughs are everywhere!!

  17. jeremy foley's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    this was fun, I had neve seen a Buster Keaton movie before and I enjoyed it.

  18. Matt Schlee's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Absolutely hilarious and absurd. This movie is Keaton at his finest, and the stunts and practical effects are incredible. I was laughing hysterically watching Keaton try to fight to walk against the roaring wind.

  19. Nick Potter's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Buster Keaton was a genius and one of the most ambitious filmmakers of all time. Nearly every shot during the storm final scene is perfect, making Steamboat Bill Jr. such a remarkably iconic film. Keaton always had a flair for stunt work, and this film features some of his best. Chaplin always had a better sense of emotion, but Keaton comes close here.

  20. caitlin.f's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    i don't typically care for slapstick but this was very enjoyable.

  21. Myles's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    "The phrase [Hollywood Magic] gets thrown around a lot these days, but..." when the hospital walls get torn away and we find Keaton seated neatly in his bed and then blown through a whirlwind of small town apocalyptic mayhem...well...I'm not entitled to ask anything more from a comedy shot in 1928, let alone from anything shot more recently.

  22. wgorans's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    First Stuntman/Actor Ever

  23. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    Film comedy begins, and in many ways, ends with the great silents of which this is singularly outstanding. Here, the town's falling apart is audacious and awe-inspiring... but I laughed my butt off even more when Keaton wears funny hats and plays the ukulele. Pratfalls shmatfalls.

  24. Vincent T's rating of the film Steamboat Bill Jr.

    The storm scene is fine! A "dream".

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