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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Buster Keaton always have the charm and rubber body to pull his silent comedies through even on a bad day as this short lacks that memorable scene that makes it stand apart from the rest of the better Keaton shorts and this feel more like the comedian on auto-pilot. Only the moment when a train crash to it's impending doom with the romantic pair on it seem inspired until it is revealed it was only a toy train.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Destructeur au possible, notre héros reste irrésistible... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Blacksmith

  4. msmichel's rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Keaton short a little light on gags save the wonderful shoe salesman bit.

  5. The Living Wills (Band)'s rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Buster is so cool and makes what he does look so effortless

  6. Adam Suraf's rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Buster destroys a white Rolls-Royce, a Model T, the coat of a white horse, and enrages more than a few people (including his boss, the burly Keaton foil Joe Roberts), in this late stage two-reeler. He gets the girl in the end, and as always, it's well earned, and a bit out of left field.

  7. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Clever sight gags abound in this pretty solid Keaton short.

  8. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Blacksmith

    Relying less on large comic set pieces, Buster Keaton's 1922 short, THE BLACKSMITH features Keaton as a hapless blacksmith who just can't seem to get anything right. A series of comic episodes ensues, as he manages to mess up each subsequent customer's request, and it's easy to see from films like this just how influential Keaton was on future characters like Mr. Bean.