Go West
Go West (1925)

With this delightful film, Buster Keaton rivals Charlie Chaplin for comic poetry and pathos. Keaton's character, known only as Friendless, is a Midwestern boy who is down on his luck. After an abortive attempt to get by in the city, he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 1, 1925
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Edmund Wilson
The New Republic

Buster Keaton is an able pantomimist; his morose and sensitive face commands a certain sympathy. We are, therefore, not absolutely unresponsive to his new comedy, Go West.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

One of Buster's best, which means one of cinema comedy's best.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Buster's warmest film and his personal favorite.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Typically inventive and gut busting comedy from the Great Stone Face.

Fernando F. Croce

Keaton's transcendent comedy of inadequacy

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Jeremy Heilman

Buster Keaton's Go West doesn't quite compare to his best films but is an admirable stab at the funny bone nonetheless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is so much fun to see Keaton throw the West upside down as he befriends a jolly cow in a ranch, struggles to arrive in time for lunch and sets a herd of… More
Jesse Ortega
Another incredible Buster Keaton film. I found this to be hist most consistent film as far as comedy goes. I may not have laughed as much, even though I still… More
Aj V
A hilarious western comedy starring Keaton as an amateur cowboy.
Chris Browning
Another Buster Keaton masterpiece, Go West was his personal favorite and is a lesser known of his films but nonetheless a wonderful and touching comedy silent.… More
Eric Broome
"Go West" is not as well-regarded as some other Buster Keaton films such as "The General" and "Our Hospitality," but it's… More