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Limelight Reviews

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Miami Herald
October 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Few cinema artists have delved into their own lives and emotions with such ruthlessness and with such moving results.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Charles Chaplin's 1952 film is overlong, visually flat, episodically constructed, and a masterpiece.