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The intensity and power of the Robert Downey's performance in this film is the stuff of Oscars and true movie legend! It's both a beautiful performance and a beautiful film!
Somehow Sir Richard Attenborough got out of Downey the kind of performance that can sustain a career, and a legend. But Sir Richard's mastery didn't stop there. He got spectacular performance out of everyone, including a young, pre-X-Files David Duchovny. (I know I misspelled that. But you know who I mean.)
In summation, Robert Downey's performance is every bit the equal of James Dean's in Giant, East of Eden or Rebel without a Cause, and maybe that's what we should keep in mind. For unlike Dean, another self-destructive personality, Robert Downey has not driven off the cliff yet, and hopefully he never will.
Dr. Don Priola
Robert Downey Jr. captures the essence of comic genius Charlie Chaplin in a compelling, nuanced performance that earned him an OSCAR® and a Golden Globe® nominations for Best Actor. Director Sir Richard Attenborough's well-crafted portrait traces Charlie Chaplin's impoverished London upbringing, extraordinary success as an actor and director, his troubled marriages, scandalous affairs, shocking exile to Switzerland and his triumphant return to Hollywood. The huge star-studded cast includes Kevin Kline, Dan Aykroyd, Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane and Geraldine Chaplin (as her own grandmother), and Robert Downey, Jr.'s astonishing mimicry of Charlie Chaplin's gait, gestures and accents complete a dazzlingly authentic portrait of one of cinema's first pop culture icons.
FILM FACT: Academy Awards® Nominated: Best Actor for Robert Downey Jr. Nominated: Best Original Score for John Barry. Nominated: Best Art Direction for Chris A. Butler and Stuart Craig. BAFTA® Awards: Won: Best Actor for Robert Downey Jr. Nominated: Best Costume Design for Ellen Mirojnick and John Mollo. Nominated: Best Makeup and Hair for Jill Rockow, John Caglione, Jr. and Wally Schneiderman. Nominated: Best Production Design for Stuart Craig. Golden Globe® Awards: Nominated: Best Original Score for John Barry. Nominated: Best Actor for Drama for Robert Downey Jr. Nominated: Best Supporting Actress for Geraldine Chaplin.
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The film is entertaining in that it is briskly paced, and the performances are good. Robert Downey Jr. should have won an Oscar, and supporting performers, especially Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin Kline, James Woods, and Dan Aykroyd, are great. But one reason their performances are so good is because they are given no challenge. Chaplin is the only character in this movie who has more than two dimensions.
The DVD fares better. Colours are good throughout, and there aren't any visual flaws worth noting. The menu interface is pretty neat. On the extras front, there are several documentaries that are essentially promos for the film. There are quite a few production notes, including some about Chaplin's films (which, appropriately, are as sketchy as the film itself.) Hidden on the disc are some fairly illuminating interviews with Downey, Anthony Hopkins, Attenborough, and others.
Most recent customer reviews
A very good biography of Charlie Chaplin, from his youth in England trying to survive to his trip to America where he found a place to let his entertainer talent make his way to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bluefox
very disapointed by the Blu-Ray image quality, I will keep my DVD. I would like to say it's not the seller fault, it arrive in time case and disc was new but the problem is the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rick
very good! when I first saw this movie I just had to have in my collection. Robert Downey Jr. played the part perfectly, he was amazing.Published on Dec 16 2013 by Kelly Lipinski
Great quality; speedy delivery. Probably one of the best early works of Robert Downey Jr. pre all his troubles. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2012 by Marian
I ordered this movie quite a while ago. When it finally arrived it was in a stained case and was the French version. This was not advertised and I am not bilingual. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2011 by NGB
Charlie Chaplin's life story is a must-see for Chaplin's many fans. However, critics claimed the movie tries to cover too much of Chaplin's complex life in too short a time. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2011 by Lava1964