The Great Buster: A Celebration Reviews

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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.
November 6, 2018
Any doubters are advised to see this movie, then treat themselves to a viewing of "The General." Case closed.
November 2, 2018
When it comes to pure visual comedy, there is no greater director than Buster Keaton.
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.
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 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.
August 14, 2019
This film reinforces that new generations need to see the work of Buster Keaton. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 31, 2019
An irresistible documentary. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 29, 2019
Honest and modest tribute. [Full review in Spanish]
April 16, 2019
The structure Bogdanovich employs with this absorbing documentary is an interesting one.
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.
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.
November 29, 2018
The subheading for The Great Buster is "A Celebration," and that's precisely what Bogdanovich provides.
November 24, 2018
Werner Herzog: "Buster Keaton is the essence of movies. He is one of the inventors of cinema."
November 23, 2018
It's worth watching for the clips alone.
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 10, 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.
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.
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