The Three Ages
The Three Ages (1923)

Three Ages is the first full-length comedy produced by and starring legendary comic Buster Keaton. An obvious parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, Keaton and paramour Margaret Leahy are shown coping with the problems of the Stone Age,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 24, 1923
DVD 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: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
This Keaton early comedy is fairly amusing but there is not much else into it, with an hour seeming almost like an eternity, but still it is nice to see it… More
Jesse Ortega
Easily my least favorite of all the Buster Keaton films I've seen, still a lot of fun but the film doesn't flow very well. Of course that's… More
Aj V
This movie is slow for the most part, and it's not as funny as Keaton's other movies.
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
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