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Chaplin Reviews

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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
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
December 4, 2008
It's a loving and often endearing homage to a man, but as with all things Hollywood, it ain't history
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
February 27, 2008
A sadly unenlightening attempt to profile the king of clowns.
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
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
February 27, 2008
With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.
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.
February 5, 2007
Robert Downey enhales Chaplin's Autobiography and wears the Little Tramp's persona effectively
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.
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
April 22, 2005
Great bio-pic with Downey at his best.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 15, 2004
Worthwhile for Downey's magnificent portrayal.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2004
Earnest but misguided biopic
| Original Score: 1/5
February 4, 2004
[A] well-made film.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
May 20, 2003
It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 10, 2003
Robert Downey Jr. is brilliant in this guilty pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 28, 2002
Great performance by Downey.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2002
An awsome Robert Downey. Excelent performance!
| Original Score: 4/5
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