The Kid

The Kid ★★★★½

Chaplin blends comedy and emotion in one of his greatest films of all time, The Kid. The comedy in this works so well. I found myself laughing out loud a few times. Although this film was released nearly 100 years ago, the comedy still holds up surprisingly well. Everything is of course done visually. Without the invention of sound, Chaplin’s creativity pushes its limits delivering great visual performances from both Chaplin and the kid. The kid gives a surprisingly amazing performance, showing both hilarity and extreme emotion visually. There was one scene where I felt really sad and I cared for the kid character a lot. Overall, this is a near perfect film that uses comedy and emotion really well.

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