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Safety Last! Reviews

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August 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2013
As a personality, Lloyd is a combination of silly and sweet, but his true star power comes from his daring athleticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 21, 2017
A [masterpiece].
January 20, 2006
The Glasses character in Safety Last would have blended with the background of the department store where he worked if it had not been for action imposed upon him. But what action!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 8, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2006
I laughed more at some of the scenes with Harold in the store than I did at the climb itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
You'll believe a man can die.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 27, 2015
...one of Lloyd's best films, combining a touching romantic plot with some amazing stunt work.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 11, 2009
This Harold Lloyd high-class low comedy has thrills as well as guffaws.
July 22, 2013
... a briskly paced thrill comedy with memorable gag after memorable gag, and a surprising dark streak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 10, 2004
Might be the best film of acclaimed comedian Harold Lloyd's silent film days.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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...
April 2, 2003
Combining the heart of Chaplin and the physical dexterity and daring of Keaton
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 17, 2005
On video, Safety Last! is a certified treat, but in packed movie houses, with audiences invariably gasping and giggling on every cue, it's a near-religious experience. [Criterion Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 17, 2010
Harold Lloyd at his very best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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