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The General Reviews

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January 11, 2008
The result is a flop.
December 22, 2003
Vastly overrated; moderately charming but I think I laughed once.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2006
This is by no means so good as Mr. Keaton's previous efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
September 23, 2014
In these times when all risk is assumed by CGI effects, Keaton's squealing funny, exquisitely timed, death-defying leaps are all the more breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 23, 2014
A hilarious comedy and a thrilling action film. The General has it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
[Keaton's films] have such a graceful perfection, such a meshing of story, character and episode, that they unfold like music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 29, 2003
Perfection.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 11, 2008
The General isn't likely to be the favorite opus of the star's purist fans, but it's the one with the trappings of ambition and historical poesy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 28, 2009
he General is the highlight of his career's tragicomic performances, featuring not just the awe-inspiring stunts that were his bread and butter, but also a level of fluidity only he and Chaplin attained at the top of their games.
Full Review | Original Score: 95/95
May 2, 2004
Keaton's genius has never found more perfect expression.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2011
[VIDEO ESSAY] There was only one Buster Keaton. "The General" is his swansong.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 8, 2010
Silent masterpiece is enter-train-ment for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Ranks among the greatest movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 20, 2014
A jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 27, 2006
One of the greatest comedies ever produced. It is Keaton at his inventive best.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
There's no point sitting on the fence on this one. Buster Keaton's The General is a work of genius.
Read More | Original Score: 93/100
February 5, 2002
This is Buster Keaton's ageless masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 5, 2002
Its peerless mixture of exciting action and kinetic comedy are one of moviedom's supreme pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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