The Three Ages
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Thirty years after its release, Buster Keaton admitted that his first feature film was essentially three two-reel comedies strung together. Perhaps this was a way for the comic filmmaker to play it safe; he had achieved success for his short films and if Three Ages wasn't going very well, its trio of storylines could have been chopped up into separate films. The picture was a send-up of D.W. Griffith's 1916 masterpiece Intolerance. But instead of following greed and hatred through the ages, Keaton focused on love. His settings were the Stone Age, the Roman era and 1920s America, with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Buster Keaton's first feature film was a spoof on D.W. Griffith's 1916 masterpiece Intolerance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sometimes it's enough to just have a good laugh fest!"
‑ John A. Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com
"The intertwined chases in all three settings already point to Keaton's knack for comic architecture"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Superb three-part silent comedy"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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