The Kid

The Kid ★★★★

In the midst of a million dollar contract with First National Pictures(which he was growing tired of) Chaplin basically says "F-it" and does what he wants. Sure enough, the "suits" were ambivalent and skeptical about the financial prospects of a feature length comedy but whadda ya know?! The artist knew better! The Kid went on to be one of the highest grossing films of 1921 and has gone on to be considered one of the greatest films of the period if not in the history of cinema.

The only reason that this is not 5 stars for me is because in my opinion, Charlie doesn't quite stick the landing.