College (1927)

Awkward nebbish scholar Buster Keaton fails to make the grade at school with the jocks and the ladies -- until circumstances climactically push him to prove his athletic prowess and win the girl of his dreams. One of Buster's lesser --… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 10, 1927
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The movie is worth seeing for a lot of reasons, one of them being the weirdly elegant pratfall Keaton takes on the baseball diamond when he gets clipped by an opposing player sliding into third.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Buster on the playing field, failing gloriously at every sport but executing each one beautifully when he dashes to his girl's rescue, is a study in precision and grace.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Minor Keaton slapstick comedy.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Minor Keaton but major almost any other comedian.

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Fernando F. Croce

Cartesian slapstick

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Madcap fun as the supremely athletic Keaton plays a bookworm who, for love of a jock-loving girl, tries but fails heroically at every possible sport in every possible way.

Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Keaton himself strives to be funny, but his actions are so frightfully absurd that it strikes one that the character he plays never ought to be out of an asylum.

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TV Guide

A fine and funny film.

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Karina Montgomery

it's not the General but it's a treasure

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An intellectual, who eschews athletics but reasonlessly loves a girl who doesn't, tries out for various sports teams in his first year at college. I… More
Dimitris Springer
Taunting the jocks' lifestyle,Keaton is "forcing" himself to overcome the mild sporting activity of his to earn his sweetheart's… More
Spencer S.
Another great screwball comedy featuring the very talented, and very flexible, Buster Keaton. A major talent in the ways of physical comedy, and having a great… More
Aj V
This isn't one of Keaton's best, it's my least favourite actually, mostly because the story is predictable and it's not as funny as his… More