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Limelight Reviews

Top Critic
October 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2011
What comes through most clearly in Limelight, however, is that Chaplin had come to terms with his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
August 8, 2011
Intended as a tragicomedy, if not a tearjerker, it is a two-thirds bore that comes to life in the last half-hour or so, when the old-master clown stops trying to be pathetic and reverts to his inimitable proper stuff.
March 26, 2009
Departing from most forms of Hollywood stereotype, the film has a flavor all its own in the sincere quality of the story anent the onetime great vaudemime and his rescue of a femme ballet student.
March 25, 2006
Neither comedy nor tragedy altogether, it is a brilliant weaving of comic and tragic strands, eloquent, tearful and beguiling with supreme virtuosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2006
Few cinema artists have delved into their own lives and emotions with such ruthlessness and with such moving results.
January 1, 2000
Charles Chaplin's 1952 film is overlong, visually flat, episodically constructed, and a masterpiece.