Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 26, 2004
I urge everyone to see it.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
February 13, 2004
It is crammed to the gills with a fine selection of the beloved comic's best work, with talking-head commentary serving to deepen and enrich the enjoyment.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
February 13, 2004
It whets the appetite to experience again Chaplin's luminous body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 13, 2004
A well-organized, informative and inevitably entertaining portrait of the man who revolutionized screen comedy and who arguably became the first mass-market, commercialized media figure.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 12, 2004
Richard Schickel, a noted film critic and historian, has used the familiar techniques of historical documentary to construct a critical biography of one of the dominant figures in 20th-century popular culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 12, 2004
Made with enormous affection; the Chaplinesque sentimentality, which so many silent fans cite when voicing a preference for Keaton or Harold Lloyd, is employed here, not exploited.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 11, 2004
An affectionate and richly illuminating critical documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 10, 2004
A serious, often illuminating, and unavoidably entertaining account of the creature Downey calls 'the most endearing superhero you might ever want to watch.'