Haha... but i still think it's one of his best.
IF only they didn't always hit that girl, this movie could be one of Chaplin's best. Anyway , Thanks Chaplin.. :hug:
I rewatched this movie last night, and I'm convinced, this is easily one of (if not THE) funniest films ever made. 80 years and counting, and I was in tears I was laughing so hard. Everyone must watch this movie!! Long live the Tramp!
How come no one else, in over 80 years of cinema, comes even close to being as ingeniously hilarious as Charlie Chaplin?
An exhilarating film. Chaplin at his most visually innovative (one easily forgets how much movement Chaplin gets within his frame, even with a stationary camera). The romantic interludes are inspired and lively, offering one of the most endearing couples within a Chaplin film. We care so much about the outcome of their relationship that the ending is devastating...
Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) wanders into circus, falls for pretty young rider (Merna Kennedy), loses her to handsome tight rope walker (Harry Crocker). While not among his iconic work, Chaplin's final film of the silent era contains some memorable gags (stealing food from baby, hall of mirrors, masquerading as sideshow dummy) & a typically heart-breaking conclusion. Score was added for the 1969 re-release. (9/25/11 TCM)
Not Chaplin's best film but seeing it on the big screen was thrilling. The meditations on what it means to be funny are incredibly ambitious and something else this film has has going for it is its impressive ensemble cast(I'm a Keaton fan but that's one area where Chaplin has the edge). And while not his best film it features perhaps his very best ending. A minor masterpiece but a masterpiece all the same.
Not the best Chaplin, in my humble opinion... But that doesn't mean it's not awesome.
Uproariously funny in spots...quite possibly the funniest that Chaplin ever made. And that is seriously saying something.