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Chaplin Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 24, 2009
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
February 27, 2008
With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie indulges in a rather stale flashback procedure.
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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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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.
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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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Entertainment Weekly
December 18, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: D+