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City Lights Reviews

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January 18, 2013
Chaplin's growing seriousness, his desire to be more than a mere comedian have deceived him into holding sentiment more precious than fun.
January 29, 2016
"City Lights" is excruciatingly funny and terribly, terribly sad. It makes you chuckle hysterically. You have the greatest time imaginable, and yet, occasionally you find little hurty lumps in your throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 28, 2012
City Lights gets to the heart of the Tramp. It is a beautiful romance about loving someone for who they are and not their social or economic status - and it features one of the most tear inducing and iconic endings in Hollywood history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2011
A screen gem. Youngsters and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Contains some of Chaplin's great comic sequences.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's an altogether wonderful gem, and one of the five best films the silent era has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 4, 2008
With its themes of selflessness and grace, as well as its graceful intertwining of comedy and pathos, this is a fine time for a revisit.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
December 2, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
July 22, 2006
Incredibly powerful and heartbreaking ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 27, 2007
The British comic is still the consummate pantomimist, unquestionably one of the greatest the stage or screen has ever known.
April 17, 2004
Widely considered Chaplin's best film.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 21, 2004
The greatest and most touching finale of any film. Chaplin's masterpiece mixes comedy and sentiment. it makes you laugh, then brings a tear to your eye.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 1, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Nobody before or since has combined slapstick and poignancy to make such a perfectly timed, perfectly modulated entertainment.
September 25, 2001
A paean to our finest impulses: perhaps Chaplin's finest effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 2, 2004
Chaplin always said it was The Gold Rush by which he wanted to be remembered, but a lot of folks think City Lights is his best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 24, 2004
Delicately blends comedy and pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 6, 2010
This is one of those rare creatures, the work of a master craftsman in full control of his craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
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