James Betsalel’s review published on Letterboxd:
Chaplin's first feature-length is a huge step up from his short material I've been watching as of late. Bringing his unique style of comedy and pathos to newfound heights ultimately establishing a new watershed moment within the silent film era. It's pretty funny even today. A child fight scene that immediately draws a crowd that no adults have any interest in stopping had me busting up. Wonderful and genuinely moving with a challenger for the best ever child performance.
Also, the heaven dream sequence made me think of Exorcist 3 the absolute last thing I expect to be reminded of while watching this.