The New York Times has a review from the time of the film's release. Slate Magazine says, "Yeah, it's silent. So what? You'll barely notice. It's that good." Senses of Cinema has an article. Empire Online gives it 5 out of 5 stars and describes it as a "glorious action-comedy".
It's on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 93%.