Modern Times Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 167

Average Rating: 3.3/4

# of Ratings: 209

Theatrical Release Date: 02/05/1936

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/16/2010

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Charles Chaplin

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

Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019

"Modern Times," Charlie Chaplin's relevant satire of the Depression era, is both funny and powerful.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

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 - wrote on 08/28/2014

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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Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/16/2017

"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 a joke or …

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