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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Butcher Boy

    Keaton's business w/ the brooms in the first reel is pretty glorious, as is Fatty's rather unnerving butcher knife routine. Both bits use bodies & gestures in a manner that is quite cinematic. Moreover, Arbuckle's final establishing shots during the general store climax are stunning--he grasps space fairly well. The second reel is altogether uninteresting & unfunny, & Keaton is given little with which to work.

  2. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Butcher Boy

  3. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Butcher Boy

  4. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Butcher Boy

    Keaton's film debut is a pretty entertaining short that is strongest in the first half.

  5. Xose Manoel Ramos's rating of the film The Butcher Boy

    A primeira vez de Buster Keaton na pantaia? Pobre Roscoe, non aguanta a comparaciĆ³n.

  6. Samuel Cogrenne's rating of the film The Butcher Boy

    The first time Buster Keaton is on screen. Just for this, it's pretty priceless, even if the second part is not as good as the first.