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The Great Buster: A Celebration Reviews

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 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 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
"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 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 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 3, 2018
The film presents a compact, tactful biography and also a valuable explication of the Keatonesque in its most sublime varieties.
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 2, 2018
In The Great Buster, Bogdanovich has provided a brilliantly enthralling primer.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 1, 2018
"The Great Buster" can't hold a candle to the 1987 three-part series "Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow" but will make do as a decent DVD extra.
August 30, 2018
Provides more than a CliffsNotes version on its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 30, 2018
A wonderful appreciation of a great American comic and filmmaker.