Even the lesser-known Chaplin films have a definitive mark of genius about them. This is one of the greatest, most spot-on portrayals of a drunk ever seen on screen. Hilarious and ingenious. Only the dumb and unnecessary intertitles (partially) spoil things. More Charlie please, Mubi!
Charlie Chaplin is such a classic and a kiss to the film world. Watching this film is reminder and an eye opener. Classic bit of falling and getting hurt is a reminder of much simpler times. Knowing what we know now a days I can only imagine the toll on his poor body with all that work being there was no stunt doubles. It is interesting to watch this film and see how it has spun off to what todays comedy consist of.
Though, its quite different form the movies we go to watch in theaters today; this film surely can appreciated for its artistic quality. The performances by the actors is outstanding. With the lack of dialog in the film you never miss out on the emotion given by the character or loose touch with he story line. It's comedic and a true classic to enjoy.
The music is perfectly used to display emotions, highlight events, and introduce complications in the silent film. Because the film is silent, aside from the music, Charlie Chaplin's display of emotions and set choices do a fantastic job supporting most of the film. This film is a wonderful example of a one man show because not only is the film focused on him entirely, but he also directed the film himself!
A classic film, Charlie Chaplin is a comedic genius for his time. Only one man can make walking up stairs that funny. Chaplin does everything for the film, theres no camera or editing tricks, he brings alive his character through his motions, creating a classic comedy film.
Chaplin's ability to tell a story with his facial expressions is astounding. In a film with no dialogue and occasional text boxes, the ability of the actors to communicate the situation is imperative. The look of pure terror Chaplin showed when confronted with the tiger rug perfectly expressed that he felt he was dealing with a real animal. Some of the effects were great as well, such as the taxi fare spinning.
I didn't like this movie the lighting and background music helped set the mood but the content of the movies was very poor. Granted this movies was only 22 minutes long it could have been extended a few more minutes to make the movie a little interesting or at least a little bit funnier. There were a few parts that were funny, but there were a few parts that I couldn't quite understand the meaning of the movie.