Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Circus (Charles Chaplin, 1928)

The Circus (Charles Chaplin, 1928)
Rating: 8.7

A lot a good gags in here, although I found most of my favorites to be a the beginning of the film, such as the bit where the tramp eats the baby's food and when he disguises himself as an animatronic robot.

The final trapeze act with the monkeys is pretty solid too, and I always enjoy bittersweet endings. Great film, just not as good as some of Chaplin's other more poignant and mature films that incorporate more of a social commentary.

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