The Kid

The Kid ★★★★½

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.

Absolutely recommend.

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