Chaplin - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chaplin Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 30, 2002
Downey should have won BEst Actor
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
Downey's definitive performance makes this worth it all
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Downey does Chaplin ... and well!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The thrill of the ending, with real Chaplin film clips, only exposes the rest as a soporific.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's easy to pick out the single major flaw of Chaplin. The narrative is too ambitious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a disappointing, misguided movie that has all of the parts in place to be a much better one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie indulges in a rather stale flashback procedure.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a monumental biopic that cheapens the hero's successes by glossing over the failures that surely also shaped the man.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This film wanders and dallies and much of it is fun to watch, but you really know about as much about Chaplin when you leave the theatre as when you enter, and what's missing is the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Downey's surprisingly dead-on impersonation of Chaplin is an absolute knockout and well worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Even if it is just Robert Downey, Jr., playing Chaplin, he can kick a bully with a panache and a class that Jean-Claude Van Damme or Steven Segal can barely even dream of.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 21, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: C
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
August 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
May 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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