For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Chaplin

    6.9/10, my review: “A warts-and-all biopic about a cinema giant, yet somehow overreaches itself on the “warts” department.

  2. jewelsofglory's rating of the film Chaplin

    The final moments of the film certainly brought a tear to my eye for my love of Charlie. However I consider the film to be far from brilliant, particularly during the first half it felt quite wooden. The wipe transitions were beyond irritating. The film rarely discussed Chaplin’s cinema and completely ignored the motivations behind United artists. Almost, as if it were a mere backdrop to his personal life.

  3. MS1915's rating of the film Chaplin

    A film that points out exactly how NOT to make a biopic. The only thing keeping this ship somewhat afloat are its glimpses of good acting on behalf of Downey and Chaplin's own daughter, Geraldine.

  4. MistaRichard's rating of the film Chaplin

    Although insightful, it mostly focuses on the controversial aspects of Chaplin's life, ending up doing him a disservice, instead of providing an interesting and accurate biopic. You're better off seeing "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin". Downey Jr. is terrific though.

  5. Nathan Grey Hollis's rating of the film Chaplin

    Was a little to melodramatic for me...but downy jr's physical comedy is fantastic

  6. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Chaplin

    The brilliance of Robert Downey Jr. He mesmerizes as Chaplin the young entertainer, the successful filmmaker and the elderly genius honest and open about his life.

  7. James Mackin's rating of the film Chaplin

    Robert Downey Jr. makes for a good Chaplin.

  8. pluviosity's rating of the film Chaplin

    the film sometimes feels like lack of confidence, it turned out okay though, and certainly made me miss the young-non celebrity-with-epic-movies-under-the-hat Robert Downey Jr. ...

  9. HSBilly's rating of the film Chaplin

  10. smndvdcl's rating of the film Chaplin

    Underrated gem of a biopic.

  11. Andréanne Andi Dion's rating of the film Chaplin

    The movie could have been better but as for Robert Downey Jr., no complaints there, he NAILED it!

  12. mjgildea's rating of the film Chaplin

    Not as amazing as I was always lead to believe, but Chaplin's not bad either. Downey's performance pretty much makes the movie. The Hopkins "narration" was as distracting as the makeup Downey wore by the end of the movie, but the hotel editing montage was beautiful. If nothing else this movie really got me in the mood to watch Chaplin's work again.

  13. David M.K.'s rating of the film Chaplin

    Richard Attenborough couldn't 'direct' anybody to nearest gas station.

  14. Vandad's rating of the film Chaplin

    I haven't seen this since I was twelve, so I'm rating it on pure memory and nostalgia. But this was probably my favorite movie growing up. Also, Jurassic Park. Now to rate Jurassic Park.

  15. purepaty's rating of the film Chaplin

  16. Riccardo Maffioli's rating of the film Chaplin

    Un bel film che racconta un pò la vita di uno dei più grandi artisti ( con Picasso miei preferiti). Un film da vedere per sapere e ricordare la vita Charlot.

  17. Genadijus L.'s rating of the film Chaplin

    Polished acting by Robert Downey Jr., but movie in general misses wholeness and looks a little bit eclectic.

  18. Icarus's rating of the film Chaplin

    The second half of the movie feels like an endless cycle of "chaplin getting idea for movie - chaplin getting divorced - chaplin releasing brillant movie". Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of the cast make up for it though.

  19. Algitya's rating of the film Chaplin

  20. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Chaplin

    Focusing too much on his sex life and not more on his genius, but as a Chaplin fan this biopic only impressed with me Downey's performance and the heart-warming ending.

  21. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Chaplin

    Serviceable biopic, though with a life as eventful as Chaplin's, it's hard to fit it all into a feature film, which makes for some awkward shifts in time that the framing device only sometimes alleviates. Robert Downey Jr. effectively disappears into the role, and he's backed by a strong supporting cast. A few powerful moments, but overall muddled and somewhat whitewashed. Great score by John Barry.

  22. Mary Anne Magajes's rating of the film Chaplin

  23. your fiend mr. jones's rating of the film Chaplin

    The film is okay, but Downey's performance makes me love it. And while I loved the idea of Kline as Fairbanks, he is given so little to do, it makes the casting pointless.

  24. Jake Cole's rating of the film Chaplin

    Downey's performance is stellar, possibly the best of the '90s by an American, but we learn so very little about Chaplin himself, who is interesting to Attenborough apparently only as a buggerer of dangerously young tail (though why that is doesn't seem to spark the director's curiosity either).

← Previous 1