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City Lights Reviews

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
November 18, 2011
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November 17, 2011
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March 4, 2008
That final scene. Last week, CNN asked -- in "The Screening Room's Top 10 Romantic Moments" -- whether this was the most touching film moment of all time. Could be. Either way, if it doesn't move you, you're beyond human reach.
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
December 19, 2007
Is this film still funny after 76 years? I think and hope it is.
June 27, 2007
The British comic is still the consummate pantomimist, unquestionably one of the greatest the stage or screen has ever known.
June 27, 2007
A beautiful example of Chaplin's ability to turn narrative fragments into emotional wholes. The two halves of the film are sentiment and slapstick. They are not blended but woven into a pattern as eccentric as it is sublime.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Plenty of great moments, and the occasional comic use of sound.
January 28, 2006
A film worked out with admirable artistry.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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