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Ratings & Reviews

  1. MS1915's rating of the film The Saphead

    Keaton's dead-pan persona really brings this otherwise bland story to life.

  2. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Saphead

    Keaton's first full-length film doesn't have him as a creative force and doesn't showcase his physical ability but Keaton does well and shows his signature persona.

  3. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Saphead

    Buster Keaton's first feature-length film, made during the successful run of short films during the 20s that lead to his hugely successful solo career, finds him in a role once inhabited on stage by Douglas Fairbanks. As Bertie, feckless and lazy heir, Keaton is forced to strike out and make his own way if he is to marry the woman he loves. Not Keaton's usual brand of comedy, but a recognizable template nonetheless.

  4. SALESK's rating of the film The Saphead

    Three stars for the film, but five stars for Buster's performance. Startlingly modern; subtle and understated indictment of airhead trust fund babies.