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Buster Keaton is amazing. Sherlock Jr. is hilarious but the stunts in The General are wildly entertaining and better than most of the crap that comes out nowadays. I would recommend watching either of these to anyone who is not familiar with classic silent comedies.
I love these both. While I find Sherlock Jr. more enjoyable, I think The General is the better film.
I need to give "The General" another go, especially after enjoying "Sherlock Jr." a great deal. I like "The General" but its possible to like it more on a rewatch
General is the best Buster Keaton I've seen so far. Sherlock Jr. is the 2nd best. Both worth your time, but the General is one of the best movies I've seen.
Has to be The General
Both are fantastic comedies. The General is the better film, no doubt. Yet Sherlock Jr. has a certain charm to it which puts it higher on my Flickchart.
I second Mr. Arthouse.
General was funny, but i love Sherlock Jr.
I'll go with the "meta" of Sherlock Jr.
on Nov 8
both are utterly incredible, but i prefer the general
on Nov 17
I appreciate the inventiveness of a few sequences in Sherlock Jr., but The General seemed more cohesive, and bigger in a lot of ways. I was amazed by how Keaton pulled off so many things that would require such copious amounts of CGI were The General made today.