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Ratings & Reviews

  1. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Playhouse

  2. joana geraldo's rating of the film The Playhouse

    'this fellow keaton seems to be the whole show.'

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

  4. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Playhouse

    Keaton playing everyone. A very cool idea, and one of his best shorts.

  5. Michael Harbour's rating of the film The Playhouse

    The opening dream sequence in which Keaton plays every role - famously including some multiple exposure shots where he played up to nine parts - is a stupendous technical achievement which happens to be very entertaining as well. After the six minute dream sequence, the entertainment is less consistently premium Keaton but there are still plenty of http://letterboxd.com/mharbour/films/diary/

  6. Log Lady's rating of the film The Playhouse

    Keaton looks extremely good in drag. Besides the monkey scene, the beginning was the best part, and it evoked some fun memories of comedies I've seen in the theatre.

  7. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film The Playhouse

    Seems like inspired Being John Malkovich.

  8. Adam Suraf's rating of the film The Playhouse

    Famous Keaton short in which he plays, in a bravura example of single exposure trickery, every character in the theater, from the orchestra pit and minstrel players, to the stagehand and audience. It's a six minute dream sequence, and the final 15 minutes is pure Vaudeville lunacy (including Buster as a monkey), that defies convention.

  9. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Playhouse

    Visually imaginative short with plenty uses of double images and parodying of vaudeville (with Keaton reenacting his broom-and-hole skit from his childhood act).

  10. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Playhouse

    One of Buster Keaton's greatest comedies follows the misadventures of a hapless stagehand in an opera house. Exceedingly clever, with some fantastic trick photography that is entirely convincing even today. The highlight is an outstanding dream sequence in which Keaton plays every member of the cast, orchestra, and audience of a minstrel show.