Chaplin Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 25, 2012
Might be of interest to fans of the great comic, but as entertainment it ultimately fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 16, 2011
Robert Downey Jr. gives a strong, Oscar-nominated performance, but Attenborough's disappointingly formulaic biopic doesn't capture Chaplin's genius as artist or his complex life
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 4, 2008
It's a loving and often endearing homage to a man, but as with all things Hollywood, it ain't history
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 16, 2008
The movie was clearly made with a lot of love, and it has one deciding factor that sells it: Robert Downey Jr.

Film4
February 27, 2008
A sadly unenlightening attempt to profile the king of clowns.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
February 27, 2008
For all the movie's undisputed competence, grand and inspired moments are thin on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 27, 2008
Robert Downey Jr., does an impressive job as the title character, perfectly recreating Chaplin's range of English accents and mimicking, with astonishing precision, the gait and gestures of the Little Tramp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
February 27, 2008
With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2008
A lot of loving care (but not much thought) went into this white elephant, and considering how fascinating a figure Chaplin is it's never exactly boring, but your time would be much better spent looking at any of Chaplin's pictures.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 5, 2007
Robert Downey enhales Chaplin's Autobiography and wears the Little Tramp's persona effectively
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
October 21, 2005
Actually, it's a pretty bad movie, but Robert Downey Jr. is so great that you can forget nearly all of the clunky storytelling.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
Great bio-pic with Downey at his best.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 15, 2004
Worthwhile for Downey's magnificent portrayal.
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
August 10, 2004
Earnest but misguided biopic
| Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 4, 2004
[A] well-made film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 10, 2003
Robert Downey Jr. is brilliant in this guilty pleasure.
| Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 28, 2002
Great performance by Downey.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
September 19, 2002
An awsome Robert Downey. Excelent performance!
| Original Score: 4/5
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