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The CircusThe Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus. The ringmaster of an impoverished circus hires Chaplin's Little Tramp as a clown, but discovers that he can only be funny unintentionally, not on purpose.
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Directors of "The Circus"Charles ChaplinBirthdate: 16 April 1889, Walworth, London, England, UK
Creators of "The Circus"Charles ChaplinBirthdate: 16 April 1889, Walworth, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "The Circus"Salon.comJuly 14, 2010
It's a brilliant combination of light and darkness, tenderness and violence and, yes, laughter and tears.Time OutJuly 14, 2010
There's an edge to The Circus that suggests a man gazing deep into the void, laughing at the darkness and urging us to do the same.Village VoiceMay 26, 2010
Innovative and timelessly hilarious.Examiner.comAugust 17, 2011
It is the political subtext and discussion of capitalism vs. communism that is the saving grace of The Circus, since the surface material, comprised of frantic slapstick mixed with maudlin and melodrama, is very standard for Chaplin.Filmcritic.comJuly 15, 2010
sort of B-grade alternative to City LightsSlant MagazineJuly 11, 2010
The Circus may be the film that most definitively silences critics who claim that Charlie Chaplin's movies aren't cinematic.DVDJournal.comApril 14, 2006
In some ways The Circus is Chaplin's Stardust Memories, his reflexive self-observation in which Woody Allen's line, 'We like your earlier, funny movies,' flashes subliminally among the frames.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsDecember 11, 2005
Chaplin's slapstick comedy worked to great effect.eCinemaCenter.comNovember 16, 2004
Chaplin's most underrated, consistently hysterical, and imaginative picture.EmanuelLevy.ComNovember 05, 2004
Receiving his first Best Actor Oscar nomination, Chaplin is brilliant in this slapstick comedy, set in a milieu that fits him like a glove.Combustible CelluloidJuly 20, 2004
It's a beautiful film and perhaps more personal that anyone might have suspected at the time.Old School ReviewsMarch 12, 2004
most overlooked film . . . contains some of the Tramp's best comic moments
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