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Charlie Chaplin United States, 1928

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.