The New Janitor Reviews

  • Aug 12, 2013

    Review of several Chaplin films coming to themoviefreakblog.com on 9/15

    Review of several Chaplin films coming to themoviefreakblog.com on 9/15

  • Jul 06, 2013

    The janitor of a bank saves the day by preventing a bank robbery. Chaplin did not produce his best work during his time at Keystone, where his views on comedy filmmaking contrasted Mark Sennett's. However, it still is admirable that Chaplin is able to get an original kind of comedy from such a straight forward storyline, where characters' emotions are given time to be explored.

    The janitor of a bank saves the day by preventing a bank robbery. Chaplin did not produce his best work during his time at Keystone, where his views on comedy filmmaking contrasted Mark Sennett's. However, it still is admirable that Chaplin is able to get an original kind of comedy from such a straight forward storyline, where characters' emotions are given time to be explored.

  • Aug 21, 2010

    Another Chaplin short from 1914

    Another Chaplin short from 1914

  • Sep 07, 2009

    The film has a pretty well-defined plot, an oddity at this stage of Chaplin's career. But that keeps the film moving, even though much of it isn't very funny--that is unless you get a kick out of seeing people find endless reasons to punch each other in the face.

    The film has a pretty well-defined plot, an oddity at this stage of Chaplin's career. But that keeps the film moving, even though much of it isn't very funny--that is unless you get a kick out of seeing people find endless reasons to punch each other in the face.