The Navigator
The Navigator (1924)

A funny, touching story, this is the tale of a wealthy couple who find themselves cast adrift in an empty cruise liner. By themselves and away from their posh lifestyle, they have to cope with unending perils which really consist of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1924
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

THE NAVIGATOR is a text-book example on how to execute slapstick and sight gags. I would say that this film, even more so than THE GENERAL, is a perfect introduction to the films of Buster Keaton.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the great slapstick comedies from silent comic Buster Keaton.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Isn't as sophisticated and satisfying as [Keaton's] best (e.g., The General), but still brilliant slapstick comedy, with a rousing third act and a slam-bang climax.

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Fernando F. Croce

Keaton's master coup is in seizing Murnau's haunted ship as a gargantuan comic prop for a pair of stranded nitwits, who don't know what to do with it

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Gregory Weinkauf

Part of Keaton's charm is that he doesn't have to be zany in every single frame, which is charmingly illustrated here.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Navigator looks and feels like it could be one of today's summer mega-blockbusters.

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Steve Crum

One of Buster Keaton's best, which is to say comedy classic.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Keaton is the great metaphysical existentialist: a modernist in the finest sense of the word.

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Jim Hunter
A millionaire and his love interest get stranded on an ocean liner. There are some chuckles in this slapstick, silent comedy, and Buster Keaton once again… More
Jesse Ortega
Another fabulous Buster Keaton comedy, just funny with a lot of creative sight gags. The film is just hilarious and a lot of fun to watch. It deals with these… More
Aj V
Keaton and a girl are trapped on a ship together and try to find a way back to land, most of this movie is really hilarious, but there are some slow parts.
Daniel Dolgin
I think Buster Keaton is one of the more inconsistent actors from the silent film era. I really didn't like The general but I adored Sherlock Jr. This one… More
Stella Dallas
completely charming. i never was a big fan of slapstick but buster won me over :D
cody franklin
Really entertaing silent film from Buster Keaton. It's about two rich people set adrift in the middle of the ocean on a old steam ship. Keaton and McGuire… More