Battling Butler
Battling Butler (1926)

Battling Butler has to be the strangest of Buster Keaton's silent features. Based on the musical comedy of the same name, the film casts Keaton as wimpy millionaire Alfred Butler, who goes on a vacation in the mountains in the company… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 1999
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There's no room for Buster to stretch out; none of the rhythms are remotely like his own.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Has one of the funniest fight scenes ever filmed

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fails to connect with any powerful punches.

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Dan Lybarger
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One of the Great Stone Face's lesser vehicles but still worth a look.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Pugilism and Freud

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Below par, at least for the unrivaled master of silent comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
One of my favourite Keaton films. Hilarious and one of the best stories of Keaton's films.
Eric Broome
Something that often goes unnoticed: Under Buster Keaton's everyman costumes, he had a rather elegant, aristocratic face. So it's easy to accept him… More
Chris Browning
Battling Butler is another of Buster Keaton's lesser known films and while not quite up with his masterpieces, is still a great and hilarious film. Seeing… More