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Year
1924
Runtime
59 min.
Directors
Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp
Genres
Action, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
6,509
Checks
2,958
Favs
200
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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    Siskoid

    The Navigator has a strong romcom premise: Saboteurs cut a ship adrift, and the only two souls aboard are Buster Keaton and his unrequited love. I'd watch this as a talky! As is, there are a lot of neat bits, though sometimes the set-ups are rather forced, but as long as they allow for Keaton's brand of physical comedy and stuntmanship, who am I to argue? You could say this an hour's worth of Keaton almost drowning, and as usual for him, it looks quite dangerous. In fact, the last act sort of forgets it's a comedy and goes for a big adventure set piece, dated because there's nothing so early-20th as your heroes running from island cannibals, is there? This is in contrast with the film's otherwise cartoony antic. And I mean it. It's a living cartoon, with gags you would expect from the Loony Tunes, especially in the underwater scene heralded by the poster. It's completely ridiculous. Somehow, my favorite bit is one of the simplest ones - Buster trying to shuffle some very wet cards. That one got me good. 4 months ago
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    Virtual Virago

    Silly but so much fun - Buster has some great gags in this one, especially with the deep sea diving suit. 7 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  2. This movie ranks #36 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  3. This movie ranks #39 in IMDb's 1920s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #60 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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  5. This movie ranks #81 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
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  6. This movie ranks #149 in Paul Rotha's Silent but Not Forgotten
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  7. This movie ranks #196 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #251 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  9. This movie ranks #320 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  10. This movie ranks #372 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  11. This movie ranks #647 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  12. This movie ranks #773 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #799 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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