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Monsieur Verdoux Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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Time Out
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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
An engrossingly wry and paradoxical film, screamingly funny in places, sentimental in others, sometimes slow and devoted to an unusually serious and sobering argument.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A film of serene elegance and sharp teeth.