The Game-Keeper’s Son

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 1, 2015

The structure and style—if not the attitude—of the course comique/comic chase film are here applied to more serious subject matter. It’s a successful combination, with the value added of a tremendous amount of documentary (social, sartorial, geographical) detail. It’s a little earnest, sentimental and heart stirring. Note the shot that starts with the mourning family, that sees the culprits moving through mid frame, and then pans over as the heroic child chases them out the very deep way back.