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Modern Times (1936) Movie Information

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Modern Times (1936)
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Overall Rank:

167

Avg. Rating:

3.25/4

# of Ratings:

199

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/05/1936

DVD Release:

11/16/2010

Director:

Charles Chaplin

Actors:

Charles Chaplin
Paulette Goddard
Henry Bergman
Tiny Sandford
Al Ernest Garcia
Stanley Blystone

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man who struggles with life is struggling to get along in the industrial society. He finds help when he meets a homeless woman.

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SteelCity99 04/22/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

In the strictest of terms, Modern Times is a satirical masterpiece of industrialization and the exploitation of labor force; in subjective terms, Modern Times is a celebration of life in irreversible, harsh times. There's one term that made Chaplin's scope incomparable and influential: innocence. A character walking through the confines of the world and its different faces (neoralist streets in The Kid [1921], a snowy mountain and local pubs in The Gold Rush [1925], a city that never sleeps in City Lights [1931], the Second World War in The Great Dictator [1940]...) with complete naiveté was a wonderful concept worth of worldwide nostalgia. Tati is very thankful. 99/100

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Mark 08/28/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

fantastic all the way through. a new all-time favorite. chaplin and goddard are wonderful. second favorite scene: when the worker sings and dances at the nightclub. my favorite scene: easy, the ending and what an ending,if it doesn't make you even a little weepy, you ain't human..........

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Snoogans 02/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Features great speedy and snappy slapstick. The story manages some subtle commentary on industrialism and it's effect on the working class citizen. It does so through sly visuals, some of which are present in the comedic scenes. Chaplin works his usual narrative formula in an era of talkies by smartly incorporating sound cues and the occasional spoken dialogue. The thematic combination proves to be one of his most memorably entertaining. An upbeat spirit triumphs in the end.

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Ryan Stephen M 04/14/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Like many others, this is one of my favorite Charlie Chaplin movies.

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Gabe 02/21/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Chaplin defied Hollywood to make a silent film in 1936. Like all of us working stiffs, I sometimes don't understand society either. It's the heart of the Depression and all anyone wanted was work, so when the factories open up, mobs of people show up to get a job. But, that same day the workers apparently wanted more that a job, so they go on strike. What? But, this is how we work. It also shows how society views are legal system. That prisoners are treated better than the non-criminals. During the Depression, people wanted to go to jail, that way they knew that they were going to be fed 3 meals a day and have a roof over their head. But those on the outside struggled everyday just to stay alive. Modern Times indeed.

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08/16/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Modern Times - Review

"Smile! C'mon!"

I can't start any review without going all cuties on something, but today that's changed. This is one of the most beautiful and adorable things my eyes have ever laid eyes on. It leaves a warm feeling inside that can make anyones day. The personalty, charm, and a sense of innocence with are main characters.

With 'non-sense song' probably being the greatest pieces of gibberish to film. If you watch that the scene on repeat and watch his hand gestures, you get a story. That's just awe-inspiring.

Chaplin way of presenting slapstick comedy as an artistic form is something that's never been done before at the time and never again. Well, the way he did it. While known for being a perfection of his work, as every single frame is so brilliantly stage for either ...

Rating of
4/4 

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