The Three Ages
The Three Ages (1923)

Actor and star of silent film, Buster Keaton co-directs and co-produces this comedic parody of D.W. Griffith's well-known Intolerance (1916) as he also performs in three different era settings: modern, ancient Rome and prehistoric.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Buster Keaton's first feature film was a spoof on D.W. Griffith's 1916 masterpiece Intolerance.

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John A. Nesbit

Sometimes it's enough to just have a good laugh fest!

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Fernando F. Croce

The intertwined chases in all three settings already point to Keaton's knack for comic architecture

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Superb three-part silent comedy

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This Keaton's early comedy is fairly amusing but there is not much else into it, with an hour of it seeming almost like an eternity. Nice to see it… More
Chris Browning
Even though this was Buster Keaton's first feature film, it was later revealed to be three two-reel shorts put together in order to create a feature length… More
Aj V
This movie is slow for the most part, and it's not as funny as Keaton's other movies.
Eric Broome
Essentially three shorts interlaced into a brief feature, "The Three Ages" parallels three similar love stories set in the Stone Age, ancient Rome and… More