The Black Pirate Reviews

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Philip French
Guardian
May 15, 2011
The authentic, silent, swashbuckling classic, an early two-colour Technicolor production that the athletic Douglas Fairbanks starred in 85 years ago.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 24, 2010
For this film, Fairbanks scaled back, making it his shortest and least extravagant.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Silent Fairbanks has acrobatic Doug and great effects.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 29, 2004
Good swashbuckler in early Technicolor marred by stiff direction from Parker.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
July 25, 2003
One of the silent era’s most spectacular action blockbusters… Fairbanks’s astonishing acrobatics remain dazzling today.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
September 12, 2002
The best stunts were actually performed by Richard Talmadge, but Fairbanks is captivating.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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