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The Great Buster: A Celebration Reviews

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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 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
October 2, 2018
The stodginess of Bogdanovich's approach limits The Great Buster's observations on Keaton's art and importance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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 3, 2018
At times the whole affair plays like the best film school
August 31, 2018
More than a documentary, "The Great Buster" is a tribute to an icon.
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
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.
August 30, 2018
Provides more than a CliffsNotes version on its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 22, 2018
An adoring, deeply informative tribute created by a lifelong fan
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 7, 2018
The Great Buster: A Celebration is a scintillating profile of one of the true geniuses of film.
August 30, 2018
A wonderful appreciation of a great American comic and filmmaker.
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 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
October 2, 2018
In The Great Buster, Bogdanovich has provided a brilliantly enthralling primer.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
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+
October 3, 2018
The film presents a compact, tactful biography and also a valuable explication of the Keatonesque in its most sublime varieties.
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
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