Modern Times Reviews

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August 10, 2020
This movie told us to remain optimistic, that no matter what obstacles life threw at us, there would always be a better tomorrow.
July 27, 2020
The story is simple, sweet, and incomparably beautiful.
July 2, 2020
I reaffirm my position that it's one of the best films in the history of cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
April 17, 2020
Chaplin finally relates his character to the actual world, and rises from funny-man to supreme satirist.
October 21, 2019
Charlie Chaplin's hilarious 1936 spoof at the Industrial Age. Highly recommended.
September 25, 2019
In spite of its awe-inspiring machinery and underlying significance, is really just an old-style Chaplin picture, and I don't know what better anyone could ask.
August 28, 2019
Chaplin's humorousness, so full of suggestions, is stronger than time itself. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2018
What elevates Modern Times - above even its cleverness - is its sense of spectacle. It's as entertaining as it is socially and politically resonant.
January 18, 2013
The film as a whole means no more than Charlie Chaplin means. Nobody has ever been able to say what that is, but by the present showing it is something quite timeless and priceless, and more human than the best of alien words lugged in for definition.
June 17, 2011
Chaplin's hilarious comedy still is one of the most poignant critiques of modernization and mechanization of mass production.
December 26, 2010
Families will cherish Chaplin's silent slapstick.
November 26, 2010
Perhaps the highlight of Chaplin's late career
November 20, 2010
the fact that it is one of Chaplin's great masterpieces is testament to both his artistic resilience in the face of industry change and the enduring power of great silent comedy.
November 18, 2010
Modern Times magically reaches forward through the decades, resonating loudly for these difficult modern times.
November 7, 2010
There can be no better description for Modern Times-or indeed, Chaplin's career-than the film's initial title card: "A story of industry, of individual enterprise-humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness." [Blu-ray]
October 17, 2010 enduring masterpiece that grows more relevant with each passing day.
April 27, 2009
It is a gay, impudent and sentimental pantomimic comedy in which even the anachronisms are often as becoming as Charlie Chaplin's cane.
April 1, 2008
Sometimes sentimental yet highly comical, Chaplin's anti-industrialisation statement is wholly idealistic but its topical reflection on industrial paranoia still resonates today.
April 1, 2008
One of the many remarkable things about Charlie Chaplin is that his films continue to hold up, to attract and delight audiences.
June 26, 2007
The picture is grand fun and sound entertainment, though silent. It's the old Chaplin at his best, looking at his best -- young, pathetic and a very funny guy.
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