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Chaplin Reviews

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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
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
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
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.
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The movie indulges in a rather stale flashback procedure.
May 12, 2001
The thrill of the ending, with real Chaplin film clips, only exposes the rest as a soporific.
July 29, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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
May 20, 2003
It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2004
Earnest but misguided biopic
| Original Score: 1/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: C
February 27, 2008
With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.
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
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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June 24, 2006
Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.
February 27, 2008
A sadly unenlightening attempt to profile the king of clowns.
December 18, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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