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The Great Buster: A Celebration Reviews

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April 15, 2019
The structure Bogdanovich employs with this absorbing documentary is an interesting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2019
Even while aided by a battalion of talking heads... the director doesn't really attempt to pry off the Great Stone Face.
January 4, 2019
The Great Buster: A Celebration is a fine tribute to a legend everyone should remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 19, 2018
Bogdanovich's comprehensive survey of the legendary silent film star includes multiple marquee interviews and properly situates Keaton as wildly ahead of his time.
December 4, 2018
Not a documentary but more, THE GREAT BUSTER is quite a lovely way to round out a year of modern classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2018
The subheading for The Great Buster is "A Celebration," and that's precisely what Bogdanovich provides.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 29, 2018
This movie lives in its black-and-white clips, which provide both a fine introduction to those new to Keaton's work, and plenty to dig into for hard-core fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2018
Werner Herzog: "Buster Keaton is the essence of movies. He is one of the inventors of cinema."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 23, 2018
It's worth watching for the clips alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2018
Indeed, The Great Buster: A Celebration is at its best when it's just Bogdanovich pointing out all the great stuff in Keaton's movies, particularly Buster's mid-'20s peak with Steamboat Bill, Jr. and the stone-cold classic The General.
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
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