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Monsieur Verdoux Reviews

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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.
October 30, 2002
..one of those overreaching "important" films that insists a little much on moralizing.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
May 22, 2013
The film's cynical vision is as lucid as it is unrelenting.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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.
February 18, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
March 29, 2004
Arguably the crown jewel in the Chaplin canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 14, 2004
A fine black comedy, not one of Chaplin's best, but still offers some illuminating moments.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2002
This later entry from Charlie Chaplin is a bit talky, but it's also eerily amusing and a lot darker than we often associate with "The Little Tramp."
| Original Score: 4/5
March 2, 2007
Gives one a greater sense of Chaplin's political breadth from his previous work.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 14, 2006
The intensely felt social criticism that audiences had seen growing in Modern Times and especially The Great Dictator is elevated to an astonishing level of sarcasm and subversive irony.
March 24, 2013
Monsieur Verdoux can boast a screenplay with a highly unusual moral complexity and a deeply philosophical bent...Yes, Verdoux is a film that name-drops Schopenhauer, but it's also damn funny... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 16, 2011
It's not often you find Charlie Chaplin in the rare role of a villain, but he does nice work in this small tale of lies and murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2006
Truly great Chaplin film, seldom seen, about love, war, and murder. And it's a comedy too.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 20, 2004
The film is not only an account of the moral slippage of one man but the record of a far larger, seemingly uncontrollable escalation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 24, 2005
Stunningly daring social satire.
| Original Score: 4/5
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