"Reviewer "Tom ato" more or less has it right. The ultra-retro credentials of this film have propelled it to fame. However, I'm just about old enough to have seen some of the original b&w silent movies and this one would have been, frankly, average or worse. Sure, everybody likes a cute dog but for this to win Best Film was ridiculous. They should have re-released any of the old Laurel and Hardy films and they would have given it a serious challenge for the Oscar."