Monsieur Verdoux Reviews

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November 17, 2011
March 13, 2009
July 11, 2008
Perfection? Arguably not; Verdoux has clunky moments and some flat casting, but with an able assist from the great comedian Martha Raye, Chaplin's latter-day greatness is readily apparent.
June 9, 2008
In its uncanny depiction of a weakling whose crimes pale against those of the war-mad society around him, it's a near masterpiece.
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May 13, 2008
Chaplin generates little sympathy. His broad-mannered antics, as a many-aliased fop on the make for impressionable matrons.
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June 24, 2006
Shapes up as Chaplin's most startling, most invigorating movie: its icy temperature is positively bracing after the hot syrup of his earlier work.
May 22, 2013
The film's cynical vision is as lucid as it is unrelenting.
April 10, 2013
a pitch-black, arguably bitter comedy that wasn't so much a departure for Chaplin (he had, after all, lampooned Hitler in his previous film) as it was an opportunity to fully engage with his darker comedic impulses
March 31, 2013
Simultaneously ethical and unethical, the snappily dressed Verdoux exists as an extraordinary challenge to capitalism's status quo during its seismic swing toward fascism.
March 28, 2013
Though long considered a minor late film, it's now clear that Monsieur Verdoux is Chaplin's masterpiece, a lark both charming and subtly complex.
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