The antics "The Tramp" and "The Gamin" get into from sequence to sequence can come off like a collection of shorts loosely compiled into a movie. Still, I liked the "us against the world" aspect of the young couple trying to make it in a cruel world. Their struggles for work, shelter, and belonging are universal. The slapstick may not hold up as well- but you can see how it influenced I Love Lucy and Loony tunes..
"Modern Times" not only contains one of the finest Chaplin scores (and we know today that he really took care about every detail of instrumentation in dictating his coworkers how to write it down... in spite of what he told in public) but also some of the most iconic sequences of all his films like the song scene, the demonstration, the factory sequence, the roller skates scene and of course the beautiful last shot.
His first talkie fortunately doesn't have too much talk, but it benefits from Chaplin's score and his wonderful song is sung in a delightful nonsensical mixture of the Romance languages. His confrontation with the modern working world gives the honest origin to his tramp and his night in the department store fills that consumer palace with the properly somnolent spirit where outrageous coincidence is oddly right.