For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. 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.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Circus

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

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

  4. Aardsy's rating of the film The Circus

    Funny stuff and great ending.

  5. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Circus

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film The Circus

  9. 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.

  10. 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".

  11. 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.

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. chechino's rating of the film The Circus

    Llena de humor, en la clásica búsqueda del amor.

  16. CafeGradiva's rating of the film The Circus

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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:

  20. meth_'s rating of the film The Circus

    SO MUCH TEARS (due to laughing and sadness)

  21. 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?

  22. Mike Koo's rating of the film The Circus

    The tightrope scene had me in fits of laughter and instantly put this film in the same caliber as his early short film masterpieces.

  23. willmckinley's rating of the film The Circus

    Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) wanders into circus, falls for pretty young rider (Merna Kennedy), loses her to handsome tight rope walker (Harry Crocker). While not among his iconic work, Chaplin's final film of the silent era contains some memorable gags (stealing food from baby, hall of mirrors, masquerading as sideshow dummy) & a typically heart-breaking conclusion. Score was added for the 1969 re-release. (9/25/11 TCM)

  24. Greg S.'s rating of the film The Circus

    Not Chaplin's best film but seeing it on the big screen was thrilling. The meditations on what it means to be funny are incredibly ambitious and something else this film has has going for it is its impressive ensemble cast(I'm a Keaton fan but that's one area where Chaplin has the edge). And while not his best film it features perhaps his very best ending. A minor masterpiece but a masterpiece all the same.

← Previous 1