The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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After all these years, Laurel n' Hardy are still some of the greatest comedic actors of all time. I usually don't care much for "old school" comedy (Marx Bros., Three Stooges, etc.), but these guys are always funny in every movie that they're in, and this film is no exception. Funny from start to finish... which is more than I can say for most modern comedies.
Probably my favorite Laurel and Hardy film (Stan's dual characters are hilarious). The bit where they spend, apparently, an entire day and night and day stuck in a garden maze is the height of comedic film surrealism.
I was in giggling away to the simple fun of the maze ghost, some of the other scenes I thought were a bit surplus but there's no pleasing everyone. Also, although inevitable, seeing Stan Laurel playing a university scholar was also a treat.