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Year
1926
Runtime
67 min.
Directors
Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Genres
Action, Drama, Adventure, Comedy, War, Western
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
52,112
Checks
13,409
Favs
1,584
Dislikes
50
Favs/checks
11.8% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
32:1
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Top comments

  1. Ressa's avatar

    Ressa

    Keatons physical talent for silent movie acting is truly unfolded to its greatest. In the amazing scenery of "The General" Great Stone Face show that he is the often underestimated king of silent comedy.
    I've watch it uncountable times, and still can't stop laughing.
    My favorite silent era comedy and one of the best comedies to this day.
    5 years 6 months ago
  2. krakenzmama's avatar

    krakenzmama

    The story is sweet and exciting - the stunts are amazing breathtaking and little jokes to break the tension throughout. It's a well constructed movie and worth watching. 8 years 2 months ago
  3. seithscott's avatar

    seithscott

    This movie is wonderful! Shot beautifully, edited superbly, acted brilliantly, great score. Really funny and a great war film. In short a masterpiece. I really do hate the fact that modern movies get way too much credit when a lot of their older counterparts are generally better overall and deserve much more credit just because they age so much better. I haven't laughed and been awed (at the same time) by a movie in a long time, and it's silent! 8 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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  2. This movie ranks #3 in National Film Registry
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  3. This movie ranks #4 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  4. This movie ranks #5 in IMDb's 1920s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #6 in Taschen 100 All-time favorite movies
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  6. This movie ranks #8 in IMDb's Western Top 50
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  7. This movie ranks #10 in Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films
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  8. This movie ranks #10 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
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  9. This movie ranks #10 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
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  10. This movie ranks #18 in AFI's 100 years...100 movies
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  11. This movie ranks #18 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
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  12. This movie ranks #18 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  13. This movie ranks #19 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  14. This movie ranks #25 in IMDb's Action Top 50
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  15. This movie ranks #26 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  16. This movie ranks #31 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  17. This movie ranks #31 in IMDb's Comedy Top 50
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  18. This movie ranks #40 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  19. This movie ranks #42 in IMDb's Adventure Top 50
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  20. This movie ranks #46 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  21. This movie ranks #51 in 501 Must See Movies
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  22. This movie ranks #57 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  23. This movie ranks #63 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  24. This movie ranks #70 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  25. This movie ranks #72 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  26. This movie ranks #116 in Film Comedy
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  27. This movie ranks #150 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  28. This movie ranks #163 in IMDb's Top 250
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  29. This movie ranks #247 in Reddit top 250
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  30. This movie ranks #248 in Anthology Film Archives' Essential Cinema
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  31. This movie ranks #281 in Masters Of Cinema
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  32. This movie ranks #344 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  33. This movie ranks #369 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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