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Chaplin [Blu-ray] [1992]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • "All at Sea" Chaplin home movie
    • "Strolling Into the Sunset" featurette
    • "Chaplin the Hero" featurette
    • "The Most Famous Man in the World" featurette
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Chaplin
    Partly based on Charlie Chaplin's My Autobiography, this humorous and dramatic biopic features an all-star cast including Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, and Chaplin's real-life daughter, Geraldine Chaplin, who portrays his mentally ill mother. With the use of flashback, an elderly Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor (Hopkins), who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest friendships, many marriages, merciless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover (Kevin Dunn), and ingenious invention of "The Little Tramp." Highlighted works such as The Gold Rush (1925) and The Great Dictator (1940) illustrate significant turning points in Chaplin's prolific filmography. Director Richard Attenborough's film also explores the circumstances surrounding Chaplin's exile from America and his eventual return to receive an honorary Academy Award. ~ Lisa Kropiewnicki, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Downey, Jr.
      Robert Downey, Jr. - Charlie Chaplin
    • Dan Aykroyd
      Dan Aykroyd - Mack Sennett
    • Geraldine Chaplin
      Geraldine Chaplin - Hannah Chaplin
    • Kevin Dunn
      Kevin Dunn - J. Edgar Hoover
    • Anthony Hopkins
      Anthony Hopkins - George Hayden



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Story of Charlie Chaplin

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      Luscan
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      Attenborough's Chaplin offers a more politicalized perspective on this iconic star of American cinema. The film focuses on Chaplin's (played by Robert Downey Jr.# rise and fall in American film, culiminating in his exile from the United States after Hoover's relentless attempts to prove him a communist threat finally succeeded. Downey Jr. is really quite good as Chaplin, especially in the evolution of his English accent. #Although as the elderly Chaplin, he is a bit creepy). Anyone who is a tried and true fan of Chaplin, however, will find many details to criticize: his facial expressions aren't quite right, his physical movements don't quite capture the grace of Chaplin's. But, overall, it is a fine film, offering a fascinating glimpse of the personal and political life of perhaps the greatest film star of all time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Why did Downey make a fool out of Charlie Chaplin

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      phantasm

      Can't believe they made Chaplin look like a fool by this poorly directed movie. The only good actor was Hopkins. Thats the only reason i liked this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great

      Posted
      frankee1991me
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      Very good film about Chaplin's life great performance by Robert Downey jr. Oscar-worthy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      Jenn
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      If you are looking for a movie that can take you back in time, I recommend It!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Downey is great

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      MW215
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      Just recently have I become a big fan of Charlie Chaplin and Robert Downey Jr's performance is great. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This was for a birthday gift.

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      JudyG
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      The recipient of this gift was very, very pleased !!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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