Un succulent et tonitruant festival Charlie Chaplin, avec quelques hilarants gags fort remarquables, une bienvenue décontraction dans l'immense gesticulation du grand acteur et une foncière originalité dans l'évidente et bienheureuse harmonie entre les séquences drôles et les plages teintées d'émotion... www.cinefiches.com
Having seen only a few of his shorts, this is one of my favorites this far. His physical ability and facial comedy lends well to portraying a characters with looser morals and a more abrasive demeanor while still retaining his usual playful antics. Great chase sequences, loved the location shots on the Pacific, a wonderfully restored print all around. The mountainous fellow's facial hair is exquisite!
More classic Chaplin! This string of greats is making reviews difficult, but Chaplin's last Mutual short just might be his greatest. No one has a real hold on visual comedy like Chaplin, and this one really truly does hold up. Here, in 2015, I found myself audibly laughing, and that's a great enough statement.
The hits keep coming! I think I may like this one even more than Easy Street, just as tight and even more acrobatic. Chaplin's physical comedy isn't far removed from dancing, and indeed there's something lyrical (as well as hilarious) to the final round of dodging the cops. Him asking Edna Purviance for acceptance at the end was a hint of the poignant desire for belonging that would become a staple of his films.