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The Great Buster: A Celebration Reviews

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November 9, 2018
It's impossible to watch and not get excited about the genius of Keaton's films in particular and the possibilities of cinema in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 8, 2018
There are many reasons you might want to see Bogdanovich's fond look at a great star of the silent cinema whose career peaked in the 1920s but continued pretty much until his death in 1966.
November 8, 2018
"The Great Buster was a meandering and jumbled story that didn't do this cinematic genius justice."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2018
Consider it as more of an overview of a master filmmaker than an offering of journalism, and it's sheer bliss for classic movie admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 7, 2018
The Great Buster: A Celebration is a scintillating profile of one of the true geniuses of film.
November 5, 2018
Any doubters are advised to see this movie, then treat themselves to a viewing of "The General." Case closed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2018
The film offers a treasure chest of Keaton clips, but there are just as many punch-the-screen moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 3, 2018
Just watching Buster Keaton perform is a real treat and "The Great Buster" had me laughing throughout. Remember, we are talking about comedy that is a century old and still hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 2, 2018
When it comes to pure visual comedy, there is no greater director than Buster Keaton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2018
Even with endless biographical facts, he remains an enigma. Maybe that's why that third act is the most successful: Bogdanovich highlights the work, rather than the man, and that alone is a master class worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2018
"The Great Buster" is a solid primer on what made Keaton not just one of the most important - and funniest - comedians in the history of the movies but also one of its most visionary directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2018
It's a relaxed study of greatness, of exquisite physical comedy, of how'd-he-do-that stuntwork, of a vigorous cinema artist who saw new and enduring possibilities for his medium.
October 22, 2018
An adoring, deeply informative tribute created by a lifelong fan
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2018
Beyond knowing the right people to talk to - Richard Lewis, is one of the surprisingly revelatory interviews - Bogdanovich's insight into how forces having nothing to do with Keaton's filmmaking abilities shaped his career.
October 19, 2018
... should please Keaton devotees while perhaps also introducing his work to a younger generation of film buffs.
October 18, 2018
An amusing and authoritative documentary directed by Peter Bogdanovich that both satisfies the true believer and offers the agnostic a place to begin.
October 16, 2018
The Great Buster: A Celebration is a well-deserved cinematic tribute to Buster Keaton--one of the greatest silent comedy stars to have ever lived.
October 10, 2018
Peter Bogdanovich brings his formidable knowledge of movies to bear in this incisive portrait of Buster Keaton...
October 8, 2018
WHard-core Keatonites will be familiar with much of the material, although the clips of his later work in television and commercials are an uncommon delight...
October 5, 2018
A well-deserved tribute to a star of the silent era whose films will be enjoyed centuries from now while today's Cineplex comedies will be forgotten months after they have been shown.
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