100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Chaplin's sentimental politics and peerless comic invention dovetailed more perfectly in this film than in any other he made.
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100

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Charlie Chaplin finally got around to acknowledging the 20th century in this 1936 film, which substitutes machine-age gags for the fading Victoriana of his other work. Consequently, it's the coldest of his major features, though no less brilliant for it.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An ungainly masterpiece, but Chaplin's ungainliness is something one can grow fond of.
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Remains Chaplin's most sustained burlesque of authority.
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96 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.