The Great Buster: A Celebration

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Synopsis

The Great Buster: A Celebration explores the life and career of one of America’s true cinematic visionaries, Buster Keaton, the legendary silent film actor, writer and director known for his amazing stuntwork, masterful comic timing and consistently stoic, deadpan expression

Cast

  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Mel Brooks
  • James Curtis
  • Paul Dooley
  • Bill Hader
  • Werner Herzog
  • Bill Irwin
  • James Karen
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Nick Kroll

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Nov 6, 2018

A new documentary, The Great Buster: A Celebration, shows us why he inspires rhapsodies from critics and film historians, and would be a fine introduction for those who don’t know his work.

Metacritic review by Walter Addiego
Walter Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
65
Oct 4, 2018

Working with Keaton’s own material, Bodganovich is too busy praising the artist to bother saying anything novel about him.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International
80
Sep 10, 2018

The mix of commentators is unusual and lively, hardly the usual crowd that often pops up in documentaries like this, the clips are illustrative and on point in addition to often being eye-popping, and the film looks certain to please Keaton aficionados. Most importantly, it's likely to induce newcomers to investigate the great stone face for themselves.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter