Overall Rank: 765
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 72
Theatrical Release Date: 01/21/1921
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Charles Chaplin
Actors: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller
Plot: A poor man cares for a boy by raising him on the streets. -- sapien
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/31/2011
This is a textbook study of how to create a beautifully emotional scene purely through visual acting. Chaplin creates a charming and very human plot that was way ahead of its time and demonstrates the great silent actor's skill at becoming memorable characters.
sapien - wrote on 04/06/2010
This is definitely one of Chaplin's best movie, for sure. I thought it was excellent.
GGauthier - wrote on 08/13/2007
Charles Chaplin was one of these cinematic magicians. Every movi I've seen from him is perfect. Maybe some more fun than other, but they're all equaly masterfully done. The kid is now my favorite, because is too tender. I used to switch his movies in my list. Now this one is the highest.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/12/2012
One can never be disappointed watching Charlie Chaplin. His humorous gestures alone are worth seeing. This was a refreshing change which mixes humor and drama. A woman (Edna Purviance) searches for her child who suddenly becomes missing. The Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) takes care of the child as if it were his own son. One of the earliest dramedies of its time, it shows the dexterity in Chaplin's arsenal to combine elements of comedy and drama. The picture shows a lot of emotion coupled with earnest performances and well picked settings. However, this was not as entertaining compared to his masterpieces. The Kid however shows its heart and provides a few laughable moments along the way. Much better than current drama-comedies with big name hollywood stars.
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