Shwet’s review published on Letterboxd:
A picture with a smile— and perhaps, a tear.
There’s a profound sensitivity to Charlie Chaplin, an ocean of kindness and intimacy that marks his comedy, the kind of understanding born out of great personal tragedy.
The Kid is 53 minutes of pure joy with a tinge of sadness, an exploration of the goodness inherent in every human being, an acceptance and portrayal of flaws and a chance for making up to them, a chance to becoming better and not to be defined by your worst mistakes.
Chaplin’s world is less than ideal but ‘tis the unabashed hope for realising the good in all humankind that makes him stand as tall as he does today.
A 100 years old and this movie still holds up.