U.S., 1936, 87 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Charles Chaplin, Not Rated, Janus Films
“Modern Times' has still the same old Charlie, the lovable little fellow whose hands and feet and prankish eyebrows can beat an irresistible tattoo upon an audience's funnybone or hold it still, taut beneath the spell of human tragedy ... Time has not changed his genius.” – Frank Nugent, The New York Times
"What most amazes you about Modern Times, is the fact that, in this day of superfine sound films, it says everything without saying anything." – Mae Tinee, Chicago Tribune
Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times — though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!) — is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.
Recommended for ages 6+
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