Cleverly shot two-reeler finds Buster Keaton down on his luck, and accidentally mistaken for an escaped criminal, Dead Shot Dan. Lots of inventive visual gags and frenetic action distinguish this short comedy, which also features some early use of widescreen.
A really nice silent comedy that revolves around a mistaken identity with very enjoyable humour and chase scenes. I really admire how great the filmmakers back then managed humour and creative scenes with the limited resources they had. As other movies from the time, "The Goat" keeps making me feel nostalgic about a time period that I didn't even experienced.
Chi pensa che per provocare il riso servano delle battute spiritose, probabilmente non ha mai guardato un'opera di Buster Keaton. Il povero protagonista, vittima degli eventi, sfugge ai guai con acrobazie, cadute incredibili ed escamotage comici che non possono far altro che confermare Keaton come incredibile genio comico e notevole acrobata.
23 minuti di risate.
From start to finish, this one's a real blast to watch. It's evident how much of a perfectionist Buster Keaton must have been because every shot in this short either made me laugh, or left me in awe. I always enjoy playing with frame and perspective, and it seems that Keaton did as well. It only now struck me how much I also enjoy this character, how much I empathize with him and how relatable he still is. Great film