City Lights

Title: City Lights
Year: 1931
Length: 83 minutes
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers
Music: Charles Chaplin
Distinctions: currently #67 on IMDb’s Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: The Tramp meets a blind girl and an unstable millionaire
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Concept: Good.
Story: Good.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Indifferent.
Pacing: Great.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Good.
Acting: Good.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good). It has a surprisingly strong story for a Charlie Chaplin movie. Unfortunately, the comedy routines aren’t as great as in his other movies. It’s often very funny, but not brilliant. There aren’t any really memorable stunts or anything like that – just solidly performed silliness.
Objective Rating: 2.9/4 (Good).


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