Chaplin

Chaplin

Chaplin

Robert Downey Jr earned his first Academy Award nomination with his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in director Richard Attenborough's 1992 biopic on the great cinema comedian.

1992Rating: PG, Low level coarse language143 minsUK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
ComedyDramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Telling the entire story of Chaplin's 88 years was probably a hopeless goal, but the biopic does offer the saving grace of a truly remarkable central performance by Robert Downey Jr. and some lovely moments along the way.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Robert Downey Jr sparkles as the British comedy giant but Richard Attenborough's film feels somewhat dutiful around him.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

It's a monumental biopic that cheapens the hero's successes by glossing over the failures that surely also shaped the man.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An unfortunate melding of style and subject matter, too intent on turning the Little Tramp into an icon to be regarded with stately awe to do justice to the disturbing energy of his life.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A massive Hollywood biopic about a man who never quite seems there.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a disappointing, misguided movie that has all of the parts in place to be a much better one.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Robert Downey Jr., does an impressive job as the title character, perfectly recreating Chaplin's range of English accents and mimicking, with astonishing precision, the gait and gestures of the Little Tramp.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all the movie's undisputed competence, grand and inspired moments are thin on the ground.

Variety

Variety

press

Telling the entire story of Chaplin's 88 years was probably a hopeless goal, but the biopic does offer the saving grace of a truly remarkable central performance by Robert Downey Jr. and some lovely moments along the way.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Robert Downey Jr sparkles as the British comedy giant but Richard Attenborough's film feels somewhat dutiful around him.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

It's a monumental biopic that cheapens the hero's successes by glossing over the failures that surely also shaped the man.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

An unfortunate melding of style and subject matter, too intent on turning the Little Tramp into an icon to be regarded with stately awe to do justice to the disturbing energy of his life.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A massive Hollywood biopic about a man who never quite seems there.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a disappointing, misguided movie that has all of the parts in place to be a much better one.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's slick packaging around what is mostly warm air.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Attenborough's very traditional biopic is a disappointment.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Robert Downey Jr., does an impressive job as the title character, perfectly recreating Chaplin's range of English accents and mimicking, with astonishing precision, the gait and gestures of the Little Tramp.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all the movie's undisputed competence, grand and inspired moments are thin on the ground.

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