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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film One A.M.

    Un superbe one-man-show de l'étonnant Charlot qui nous rappelle avec bonheur les facéties de son homologue comique, Buster Keaton...

  2. LauraPalmer's rating of the film One A.M.

    Christmas with my beloved Chaplin

  3. Daniel S.'s rating of the film One A.M.

    The same gags over and over again. One of Chaplin's least interesting early works. Already forgotten.

  4. RoRoRoro's rating of the film One A.M.

  5. Cal Cleary's rating of the film One A.M.

    Repetitive and obvious, but drunken slapstick is universal, particularly when performed by a master. Could have been solid gold 10-15 minutes shorter, but Chaplin never fails to make me giggle. To steal from Barton Fink: Charlie Chaplin. Drunk in a house full of props. Whaddaya need, a road map?!

  6. Eric Rucker's rating of the film One A.M.

    The common man's Nijinsky! Cosmo Kramer is his grand-nephew. I wonder, too, if this was an influence on Scorsese's After Hours. Remember Teri Garr's clock? Wonderful, improvised-feeling tango score by Carl Davis (six steps forward, six steps back) with Debussy and other witty nods. Here's Davis on scoring the Mutuals:

  7. John Crawford's rating of the film One A.M.

    There are some early films you need to see. This is one of them.

  8. jamesey's rating of the film One A.M.

    We've all been there. I literally laughed out loud a handful of times at this 30 minute film from 100 years ago. That's much more laughing at full-length modern films.

  9. roserine kenlew's rating of the film One A.M.

    Evidence that minds in 1916 had a longer attention span. With no appreciation or prior exposure to vaudeville, One A.M. reads like an interpretive modern dance piece. Chaplin is absolutely enchanting to watch and the struggles strike a chord with this alcoholic.

  10. Armando's rating of the film One A.M.

    Empty, contrived slapstick. One of Chaplin's least interesting works

  11. Wee Hunk's rating of the film One A.M.

    Great print! Remember when drunkenness and slapstick were funny? It wasn't that long ago. Chevy Chase and Jim Carrey did the slapstick. Dudley Moore, Foster Brooks, Dean Martin and Dick Van Dyke played the drunk. It's a different time. The drunk stuff doesn't seems as funny anymore. There may be a time in the future when it comes back.

  12. Duncan Gray's rating of the film One A.M.

    The premise is a bit small to sustain 27 minutes, but One AM is well worth it for two reasons beyond the joy of seeing Charlie do his thing. First is the sense in which he was experimenting, like Hitchcock with Rope, seeing how much he could twist his formula and still have a film. Second is the use of the set, the way mundane objects get repurposed in comic, anarchic ways. Proto-Tati, for sure.

  13. Ben Loory's rating of the film One A.M.

    Definite Donkey Kong vibe to that staircase/pendulum/door setup

  14. dAlton Anthony's rating of the film One A.M.

    All 1916 Chaplain get 4 or 5 stars. Unadorned. A camera on a tripod. Barely detectable tilt shots to keep his body w/in the frame. Slight pans. Aside from that, it's all Charlie. A masterful performance by a master of the craft. We are able to see the transition from the vaudeville stage to celluloid and the self-deprecation that made Chaplain a working class hero for millions of people at the dawn of modernity.

  15. Max Seqgar's rating of the film One A.M.

    hahah can relate having been there. Coolest shower design at the end.

  16. msmichel's rating of the film One A.M.

    Pretty weak for a Chaplin. Gags that go on and on with nary a payoff. There are plenty of fine Chaplin shorts...this just isn't one of them.

  17. jacbruneau's rating of the film One A.M.

    Let this by-gone genre of humour be by-gone...

  18. Steven Kotelniski's rating of the film One A.M.

    Funny but tiresome one-note slapstick sketch.

  19. EdieEmm's rating of the film One A.M.

    Cute, and occasionally funny, but entirely insubstantial. As, certainly, it was meant to be. But Chaplin's best was more than this.

  20. Andréanne Andi Dion's rating of the film One A.M.

    This is one of my favorite shorts of Chaplin's, he's all by himself and the story is so simple : trying to get to bed. Plus people seem to forget how great he was at acting drunk.

  21. AKFilmFan's rating of the film One A.M.

    Rather aimless, this Chaplin short is hit-or-miss with its gags. Buts it's amusing to see the drunk routine that Chaplin perfected in vaudeville.