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  1. dionysus67's rating of the film The Circus

    It may not be among Chaplin's very best but still hugely entertaining and with some extraordinarily hilarious sequences (e.g. the trump in the lion's cage.) The humanist message notwithstanding this minor gem plays up all the usual dichotomies (normal, serious sociality vs. legitimate subversion of normality in the circus) and in a genuinely Chaplinesque fashion subverts them. A delight!

  2. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Circus

  3. VincentVendetta's rating of the film The Circus

    A tramp in a land of illusions: he is first captured by them, in the hall of mirrors, and then adopts them until they unravel in spectacular fashion. The same acts, the same jokes, multiplied in different ways. And yet, Chaplin always comes back around: a tramp will always be a tramp.

  4. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Circus

    A traditional Chaplin, lacking the depth of his greatest work but charming and funny enough to be an enjoyable watch.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film The Circus

    Un classique du cinéma muet qu'on ne se lasse pas de revoir ! www.cinefiches.com

  6. Luca Angelini's rating of the film The Circus

  7. Aardsy's rating of the film The Circus

    Funny stuff and great ending.

  8. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Circus

  9. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Circus

    Chaplin's best full on comedy, and his most overlooked film from his peak. Its a shame that it comes between two masterpieces so I think it gets unfairly compared to the two, when this is more in my opinion, an homage to his old Keystone days. Either way, one of his best features. Looking forward to the eventual Criterion of this. 4.5 stars

  10. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Circus

    My feet are light. I skip around the appartment like I'm not restrained by gravity.

  11. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film The Circus

  12. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film The Circus

    Chaplin does some theory of comedy and showmanship / spectatorship. He arrives at these undisputable truths: 1. Comedy does not only rely on the physical performance and it needs a character that is unaware of or surpassed by the events. 2. Audiences are essentially cruel. 3. Everything is funnier with monkeys. Also, brave and wise ending.

  13. Hollywood Overdose's rating of the film The Circus

    A visual and tact power experience with the highest level of entertainment where love and contempt appear in the most uncommon place, when most of time clowns and acrobats fake real amusement just to make a living: the circus. I see now where Woody Allen took is creativity for his sequence on depersonalization in "Annie Hall".

  14. Murat Erdem's rating of the film The Circus

    Beklentilerimin üstünde çıktı. Özellikle kurgusu şahane. Ve çok yaratıcı mizahi unsurlar barındırıyor. Mutlaka izlenilmeli her sinefil tarafından.

  15. el.'s rating of the film The Circus

    dear, lovely, sweet. the ending really got me.

  16. Lorna Singh's rating of the film The Circus

    Combining very funny scenes and a focus on humanity and worker exploitation,even by a parent. Some memorable scenes----Charlie in the Hall of Mirrors and on a Tightrope.

  17. Eddie Rinctoya's rating of the film The Circus

    Siempre reír a través de un vagabundo que nos va enseñando de la vida, que en el silencio se encuentra el discurso mas notorio de que somos físicamente de células y emocionalmente de tiempo, gracias maestro Charles Spencer Chaplin por lo que nos has dejado, felicidades por tu nacimiento 125 y mucha gratitud de mi parte por enseñarme a ser fuerte, a reír y aprender a dejar nuestra memoria en el celuloide.

  18. chechino's rating of the film The Circus

    Llena de humor, en la clásica búsqueda del amor.

  19. CafeGradiva's rating of the film The Circus

  20. soiwaswrong's rating of the film The Circus

    Undoubtedly hilarious especially the rope scene. What they did to that 2 Chaplain was also amazing, and the ending, for me, is sad.. I'd like to give it 4 but the ending says make it 5...

  21. mjgildea's rating of the film The Circus

    3 1/2 out of 5. Standard (truly hilarious) Chaplin fare that's not HIS best work, but still blows 90% of what's come down the line in the last 85 years out of the water. And there's always that end, that end that gets you regardless of how you felt about the rest of the movie.

  22. Algitya's rating of the film The Circus

    IF only they didn't always hit that girl, this movie could be one of Chaplin's best. Anyway , Thanks Chaplin.. :hug:

  23. meth_'s rating of the film The Circus

    SO MUCH TEARS (due to laughing and sadness)

  24. Jon's rating of the film The Circus

    How come no one else, in over 80 years of cinema, comes even close to being as ingeniously hilarious as Charlie Chaplin?

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