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Our Hospitality Reviews

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
June 1, 2015
Three generations of Keatons are featured, from Joseph the elder to Buster's own son, while the period detail is at once comic and -- believe it -- totally accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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TIME Magazine
June 1, 2015
The Keatons, four of them, combine to make this picture highly hilarious.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
This is an unusual comedy picture, a novelty melange of dramatics, low comedy, laughs and thrills. Jean Havez has built up a comedy masterpiece about as serious a subject as a feud.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 2, 2007
Buster Keaton's second feature as an independent is a gem.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
October 23, 2006
Consistently hilarious, highly watchable Keaton classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
February 21, 2006
I was just flaggergasted by the action.
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Tony Rayns
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Buster's climactic rescue of his sweetheart from a waterfall is one of his most daringly acrobatic (and most celebrated) gags.
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 13, 2005
Two great classic silent comedies
| Original Score: 5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
July 9, 2004
Keaton's first feature-length comedy is one of his best, a comic gem set against a backdrop of a Hatfield-McCoy style family feud.
Full Review | Original Score: A

May 24, 2003
This story of feuding families was [Keaton's] first feature-length masterpiece.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Prime Keaton.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
July 30, 2002
Two of the Great Stoneface's funniest and most imaginitve movies.
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 12, 2002
Keaton's physical acting highlights Our Hospitality, and he demonstrates his directing skills with a great sense of pacing and timing
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Keaton is at his dour best here, playing his usual "everyman" who sticks his chin out and resolutely attempts to prevail over life's circumstances.
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
October 30, 2001
A marvelous example of Keaton's ability to mine laughs from an essentially serious situation (blood feuds and assassination attempts) while at the same time spoofing the melodramatic pretensions of the genre (Southern customs, codes of honor, etc).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 30, 2001
[Contains] one of Keaton's most spectacular and breathtaking stunts.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
With this work, Keaton began to display a dramatic sense to complement his comic sensibility -- like The General, it is built with the integrity of a high-adventure story.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 1, 1923
This isn't one of [Keaton's] best, despite some amusing scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
September 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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