Keaton struggles to adapt his shorts' comedy to a full feature, awkwardly stringing together each scene, but manages to hit his target in the end. It's worth seeing Buster Keaton acting drunk, shaking hands with a fake lion, and his take on American football. If anything, it's the start of Keaton's obsession with Griffith, with the great story of weak, witless men lost to history.
Not top-shelf Keaton, which is why Kino Lorber tends to throw it on the same disc as classics like Sherlock Jr. or The General as a deal-sweetener. But—except for a racial joke that really, really doesn't look good today—it's a charmer with some sly gags and fun acrobatics. And as a pure parody of Griffith's Intolerance, its final joke actually packs more social insight than that most grandiose of silent classics.
Muy divertida, con momentos geniales como el que transcurre en el edificio que acaba con Keaton después de una serie de accidentes en un coche de bomberos en una secuencia muy bien rodada. Los gags mantienen un buen ritmo y son por lo general de alto nivel. Nota: 8