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The Great Buster (2018)

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Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

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Peter Bogdanovich
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Credited cast:
Peter Bogdanovich ... Narrator (voice)
Mel Brooks ... Himself
Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Dooley ... Himself
Bill Hader ... Himself
Werner Herzog ... Himself
Bill Irwin ... Himself
James Karen ... Himself
Buster Keaton ... (archive footage)
Nick Kroll ... Himself
Richard Lewis ... Himself
Norman Lloyd ... Himself
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Ben Mankiewicz ... Himself
Carl Reiner ... Himself
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Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Buster: A Celebration See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,107, 7 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$118,344, 23 December 2018
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Cohen Media Group See more »
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Not particularly great
6 November 2018 | by mbrindellSee all my reviews

A good doc on Keaton, but not great.

Once again another film confronts its viewers with talking heads telling us why ***they*** think the title character was great. Please, don't tell us, show us! Give the viewer credit for having some substance between his/her ears. Show us why Keaton was a great comedian. Don't inundate us with personal opinions. It's easily demonstrated, i believe, because the man was truly great.

I tire of entertainment personalities acting as qualified historians. If they have good, unbiased insight into the man, I'll listen; however, none of this movie's talking heads are unbiased. They all have a dog in the fight. They all passionately adore BK. That's fine, but please don't think because you knew the man that you have some secret insight into him. Many of the talking heads are simply repeating apocryphal stories.

A good written biography and a small selection of his best film's on DVD is a fine introduction to the man.

This film is more hagiography than insightful biography.

Having said all this, I'd still recommend the film. Just make sure you pick up those DVDs.


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