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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious - a must-see!
Quite simply, The General is HILARIOUS! Although I am generally not a huge fan of silent movies (I prefer the classic sound films), The General is an exception. Way ahead of its time, this film was not initially well recieved and was a big flop, but it is now considered by many to be Buster Keaton's finest film. Overall, the General is truly a showcase of Keaton's...
Published on July 30 2002 by ehakus

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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The copy was of poor quality, quite dark and lacking defination compared to other copies that I have viewed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pure genius, March 18 2000
This review is from: General, the (VHS Tape)
Its not for nothing this movie is considered one of the top 10 movies of all time. It holds up well even for repeated viewing. Amazon's offer features a sort of random classical soundtrack that one would be advised to turn off and substitute a scott joplin cd or something as I found a definite lack of "synchronicity" with the supplied music and the on screen action. Bravo Buster! True genius!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple: The most perfect American film ever made., Feb. 8 1999
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Tom From NY "Tom From NY" (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews
A joy to behold. One of the sublime achievements of cinema, and hilarious to boot. See it in a theatre, if you can. This film attains an absolute perfection that no film made since has been able to approach. There is not a single frame out of place, not a single element that does not fit in with the grand design.
What more do you want?
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5.0 out of 5 stars The General, Sept. 21 2001
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Brother Frank (Melissa, Tx. United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: General, the (VHS Tape)
Without a doubt one of the greatest movies of all time. I won't say much about the content because there is a ton of info on The General everywhere. The General is considered to be Buster's masterpiece. And it is. No hype. I've watched The General more times than I can count. This is a wonderful movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 8 2014
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This review is from: General [Import] (DVD)
Really a side slapper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buster Keaton is a genius, March 23 2013
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This review is from: General (Silent) (DVD)
One of the best and funniest silent movies ever made. Buster Keaton made this amazing comedy/action movie come alive. The video is good quality for such an old film. Recommend for any old film or comedy buffs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny!, Feb. 22 2013
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This review is from: General [Import] (DVD)
Fun to watch. & amazing what can be done without words & without blowing stuff to bits or shooting a bunch of bad guys. Ok, a bridge was blown to smithereens & train dropped into the brink. I was amazed at the number of horses & riders in the mounted cavalry scenes.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, Aug. 1 2014
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The copy was of poor quality, quite dark and lacking defination compared to other copies that I have viewed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this General, Oct. 13 2003
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This review is from: General (Silent) (DVD)
There are other versions of "The General" available on DVD and any would be preferable to this one. It's picture quality is muddy and the score is simply a washover of everything from "Pomp and Circumstance" to Borodin to Bizet, none of it selected with the slightest appropriateness to what is going on on the screen. True, you can watch it without the sound, but why? Even at this low price, to be avoided.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, May 11 2011
While the film is unbelievably amazing, the reproduction of this film is even better!

Plus the tv segment with Orson Welles talking about Buster Keaton is a nice bonus as well.
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