The Cameraman
The Cameraman (1928)

Fast-paced and funny, this silent Buster Keaton comedy has" the Great Stone Face" playing an aspiring newsreel cameraman who falls in love with an office girl and tries to impress her by getting the scoop on a Chinese tong war.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: February 20, 1991
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Studio interference damaged the film but could not destroy it.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

One of Keaton's most impressively self-reflective films and an ode to the unexpected and elusive lightening-in-a-bottle nature of filmmaking.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Keaton's feature is easily the best work he did within the studio structure

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Keaton's last great comedy.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the old Keaton magic could not be entirely dampened by the studio's dictums, and The Cameraman includes a number of very funny bits.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Cameraman gave Buster one of his best roles and he filled it with one of his most touching and fleshed-out performances, using mostly his intense eyes.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Buster's last definitive feature, despite studio meddling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Saskia D.
My first Buster movie! And I really liked it! He must've had a lot of bruises in a period where stunt men weren't available! What I liked about it was… More
Devon Bott
Buster Keaton plays a street photographer who sees the girl of his dreams. He later tracks her down, finding out she works as a secretary in the newsreel… More
Stella Dallas
my new favorite keaton film and the last one he made relatively free from interference at mgm. chaplin warned him not to sign :(
Drew Smith
One of the forgotten great comedies of the silent era. Buster Keaton was a badass.
Aj V
This is such a sweet movie, I love it. It's funny, exciting, and has a good story.
Eric Broome
This is a good Buster Keaton comedy, though not on the level of his very best work. Buster plays a hopeful freelance cameraman who's intent to win both a… More