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Chaplin Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.
May 20, 2003
It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 12, 2001
The thrill of the ending, with real Chaplin film clips, only exposes the rest as a soporific.
January 1, 2000
The movie indulges in a rather stale flashback procedure.
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
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 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
December 18, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: D+