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  1. I.Camera's rating of the film The General

    Dominated by a tremendous Mad Max-style chase sequence, the General is one of the greatest works of physical comedy, as Keaton exploits every part of a locomotive, crawling over, under and across its different components. The gags are continuous, the tension is constant, and there is innovation in every scene. For all his ability, few people find Chaplin funny today, but Keaton's hopeful fool has survived far better.

  2. Drew Gibbs's rating of the film The General

    Buster Keaton's finest film is also one of Hollywood's finest comedic films. It shows that comedies aren't throw away movies to make easily. Keaton mastered his craft and put his heart and soul into this movie, and it shows.

  3. Duarte Ferreira's rating of the film The General

    4.5/5 - Buster Keaton is a one man show, cause... Jesus!!! The amount of daring stunts and top-notch physical comedy in this thing are, sometimes, out of this world, even by today's standards, and all of it done in a tremendous scale. And midway through this, it hit me like bulldozer: Mad Max: Fury Road owes so, so much to this film... Like, holy shit! These two must make one hell of a double feature.

  4. enkii__bilal's rating of the film The General

    So impressible, The General is mixture of adventure, comedy and love story and Keaton puts a stamp on all movies of that kind in twenties, its clear why General is his favorite work.

  5. ceknklsn's rating of the film The General

    37/100 (Bir saat yirmi dk boyunca şaklabanlık, sakarlık, milliyetçilik, militarizm övgüsü izlemek gerçekten çok can sıkıcı. Bu filme 5 yıldız veren insanların Recep İvedik filana 1 yıldız vermesi kesinlikle iki yüzlülük. Aynı şey. 100 yıl önce çekilmiş saygı duyacağım diye hatta ve hatta "Ben sanat severim ağbii" diyeceğim diye yapmak ahmaklık. Senaryo yılına göre değerlendirilecek şey değildir. Devamı yorumda...)

  6. Semaj Productions's rating of the film The General

    Cute, but ultimately boring, Buster Keaton's Stoneface gag gets dull across the length of a feature. His work is far better in short form. There are however a scattershot few gags that really work. Unfortunately that does not warrant the often applied comparisons to Chaplain who's work is funnier and also far more rich with deep, emotional (if a bit saccharine), story and character work.

  7. Daniel's rating of the film The General

  8. VIRUS's rating of the film The General

    This film was so much ahead of time. Pioneer !

  9. Eriugena82's rating of the film The General

    This was the first Buster Keaton film I had seen. Nice and light-hearted, with some surprisingly good action sequences for any time period, let alone 1926! But it provided a good mixture of suspense and comedy. The running length helped as well, the film moves at a good pace and didn't overstay it's welcome.

  10. Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film The General

    The jokes aren't as prevalent in this one, but these gags are often quite funny even when it's a cliche or you see the punchline coming (especially the enlisting scene, the sword-throwing scenes, and the final shot.) The romantic story isn't as affecting but the action and scope are fantastic. And all these stunts on moving trains are amazing, looking quite dangerous, especially in a time without stunt protocol.

  11. captainfez's rating of the film The General

  12. gaporama's rating of the film The General

    My first Buster Keaton, and I want more!

  13. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The General

  14. Laura G.'s rating of the film The General

    Was still waiting for something more but the end made up for it. Those kisses and the salutes as he was saluting a brand new life.

  15. ginobartolomi's rating of the film The General

    genuinely funny and suspenseful nearly 100 years later. bold and innovative for its time and in fact more daring than most films that have been made in recent decades...I mean, that burning train engulfed in flames, hurtling across the bridge, collapsing into the valley below?? c'mon

  16. jewelsofglory's rating of the film The General

    It saddens me that I had to give this such a low rating. I had high expectations as I believed Keaton could replicate something like Chaplin, but it lacked the humility and pathos.

  17. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The General

    A nightmare for insurers. Masterpiece.

  18. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The General

  19. LauraPalmer's rating of the film The General

    Rewatched and re-loved. Buster Keaton is love.

  20. Django's rating of the film The General

    If you only see one Keaton movie this is probably the one to see. Sublime.

  21. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The General

    The last remaining Keaton. It’s unfortunate to know that his greatest film was also his biggest downfall as it cost studios too much money, and he lost much of his artistic freedom because of it. But yeah, it’s all master Keaton at his best right here. Along with exploding trains and locomotive humor!

  22. VincentVendetta's rating of the film The General

    As Johnie Gray continues to pass by History, oblivious to the events around him and his destiny - one can only go forward or backwards on a railroad - Buster Keaton would undeniably become part of another History, that of cinema itself.

  23. steeeeellaaaaa (Iulia N)'s rating of the film The General

    saw this one for the second time with live soundtrack, changed my life.

  24. naive3's rating of the film The General

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