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Limelight Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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Intended as a tragicomedy, if not a tearjerker, it is a two-thirds bore that comes to life in the last half-hour or so, when the old-master clown stops trying to be pathetic and reverts to his inimitable proper stuff.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 8, 2011
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Limelight seems stuck in time, even for 1952. The un-ironic pathos and sentimental humanism seems almost quaint in the post-Hitler world. But that's Chaplin for you - a man who lived by, and wrote, his own rules.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 6, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 10, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What comes through most clearly in Limelight, however, is that Chaplin had come to terms with his life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 8, 2011
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2002
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of the comedian's most revelatory works. It's Chaplin's most personal and painful film, and the only film to show his onscreen death.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 21, 2004
Variety Staff
Variety
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Departing from most forms of Hollywood stereotype, the film has a flavor all its own in the sincere quality of the story anent the onetime great vaudemime and his rescue of a femme ballet student.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Few cinema artists have delved into their own lives and emotions with such ruthlessness and with such moving results.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Chaplin at his most melancholy. Not his best work, but the short time he and Keaton are on stage together is priceless.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2006
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Chaplin's least funny film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 16, 2007
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

Premiering in 1952 when Chaplin was 63 years old, this melancholy reverie is a heartfelt expression of nostalgia for the Edwardian London music-halls of his youth, rich with deeply personal sentiment and warmly realized autobiographical fantasy.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 14, 2006
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The at-long-last meeting of Chaplin and Keaton makes this a must.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 3, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

February 13, 2004
Edgardo Cozarinsky
Senses of Cinema

It is Chaplin's own control over himself that is remarkable. His two most intense close-ups in the film also show him most distanced from his comic mask, and his acting is totally internalised.

Full Review Source: Senses of Cinema

March 26, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The emotional honesty of the film is what made it a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

August 14, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Charles Chaplin's 1952 film is overlong, visually flat, episodically constructed, and a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: B

July 17, 2005
Seth Colter Walls
Village Voice
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September 21, 2011
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
September 20, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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November 17, 2011
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
September 22, 2011
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