jadawson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Such a tender and emotional film for a comedy...Chaplin was truly a master. This is the moment where the emotion and the pathos that was underlying in Chaplin's earlier Tramp films becomes a focus. The extended runtime allowed Chaplin to really hone in on his characters and create a connection with the audience. When the Orphanage comes to take the boy away you really feel for the Tramp and the boy, and it's because the film was able to give us several scenes of bonding between the two.
Chaplin also just deepens my belief that he can find humor in anything. Whether it's a man wearing a bedsheet with a hole in it as a jacket, or a dream sequence where Sin was brought into a town, Chaplin can make you laugh at the most unexpected moments with the smallest of gags.