Safety Last! Reviews

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September 11, 2020
the physicality on show is electric.
September 2, 2020
Safety Last is a seven-reel mirth maker that follows an entirely new trend, culminating in a series of the most astonishing stunts on the sheer wall of a skyscraper that any camera ever ha a naught and, by the same token, wrecking the nervous system.
July 30, 2020
The series of daredevil gags conducted along the side of the towering skyscraper are likely some of the greatest ever accomplished on film up to that point.
July 2, 2020
It's a riot.
February 28, 2020
The technique of this production... [is] truly marvelous. [Full review in Spanish]
September 21, 2017
A [masterpiece].
January 21, 2017
Refutes the idea that success and selfishness must be bedfellows, or that to be economically unburdened is to be emotionally uncaring. The idea to continually aspire and ascend propels both the brilliance of "Safety Last!" & Lloyd's enduring appeal.
April 22, 2016
... the most famous of Harold Lloyd's silent comedies and first of his "thrill pictures," films that he built around slapstick ingenuity in the midst of daredevil stunts. This one has a doozy...
December 27, 2015
...one of Lloyd's best films, combining a touching romantic plot with some amazing stunt work.
December 9, 2015
The climb itself is a masterful feat of physical acting and comic timing, surpassed only by the best works of Chaplin and Keaton.
July 22, 2013
... a briskly paced thrill comedy with memorable gag after memorable gag, and a surprising dark streak.
July 11, 2013
You'll believe a man can die.
June 12, 2013
The climb has both comic and dramatic weight because it is both a thrilling exercise in physical humor and a thematically rich evocation of the pressures men feel to succeed, lest they be viewed as less than a man
May 27, 2013
Of the great silent film comedians, Harold Lloyd stood apart from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton by virtue of his everyman approach to physical comedy. He had to work at it and he let his difficulty show, but not entirely.
May 2, 2013
As a personality, Lloyd is a combination of silly and sweet, but his true star power comes from his daring athleticism.
March 18, 2013
Harold Lloyd manages to make the characters sympathetic enough to carry the audience's concern on his journey of crazy stunts and mishaps. One of the best of this era.
December 17, 2010
Harold Lloyd at his very best.
March 11, 2009
This Harold Lloyd high-class low comedy has thrills as well as guffaws.
May 22, 2008
One of Harold Lloyd's funniest comedies, and silent.
June 24, 2006
The clock-hanging climax that caps this generally charming tale of a country boy out to make his fortune in the big city is a superb example of his ability to mix suspense and slapstick.
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