Modern Times Synopsis
Bolt tightener (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love in Machine Age.
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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...
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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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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Families will cherish Chaplin's silent slapstick.
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