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Year
1925
Runtime
56 min.
Director
Buster Keaton
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
4,903
Checks
3,107
Favs
274
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
8.8% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. Paulorsadv's avatar

    Paulorsadv

    Buster Keaton is a true triathlete. 8 years 9 months ago
  2. Petrux's avatar

    Petrux

    First Zombie Movie ever? :) 7 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It takes a while for Seven Chances to pick up speed - there's an awful lot of set-up to get through first in Buster Keaton's inheritance comedy - but once it gets going, watch out! Keaton's character stands to inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 PM that night (for [REASONS]). Good thing he has a sweetheart who loves him. Well, his awkward proposal doesn't quite charm and he's off trying to find Mrs. Perfect SOMEwhere, ANYwhere (way more than seven chances, by the way). Or at least that's what his lawyers want him to do. While the romantic misunderstanding is laced with sweetness, it's not until the third act at the film goes from ok to awesome, as Keaton stages another of his amazing chase sequences, racing against a horde of brides, dangerous rockfalls, and whatever other vehicular problems he cared to design for the film. It's a long and stupendous sequence that saves the film from its more mundane early acts. Shame about the black-faced characters, but the ending triumphs even over that. (Still, my usual warning is in effect.) 4 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #32 in IMDb's 1920s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #33 in iCheckMovies's 1920s Top 100
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  3. This movie ranks #51 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  4. This movie ranks #51 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
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  5. This movie ranks #55 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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  6. This movie ranks #60 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  7. This movie ranks #63 in Paul Rotha's Silent but Not Forgotten
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  8. This movie ranks #197 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #321 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  10. This movie ranks #597 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  11. This movie ranks #669 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  12. This movie ranks #815 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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