This episodic satire of the Machine Age is considered Charles Chaplin's last "silent" film, although Chaplin uses sound, vocal, and musical effects throughout. Chaplin stars as an assembly-line worker... read more
Release Date: January 1, 1936
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2010
Stats: 1,957 reviews
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April 4, 2013
A factory worker and his homeless love struggle to fulfill the "American Dream" despite the advances of "progress."
This is how satire is done. Clear in its images -- The Tramp literally caught in the machinery -- and exact in what it's criticizing -- the Big...
February 17, 2013
An immovable benchmark in satire, comedy and global filmmaking.
November 12, 2012
The first twenty minutes are the work of pure genius, but then the film loses some of its focus and becomes a usual collection of sketches - though most of them hilarious and memorable. And Chaplin's idea of using spoken voices only from mechanical devices is brilliant.
December 19, 2011
I recently rented the new BluRay release of Modern Times, "What's the point of that?" my girlfriend asked. I saw her point, a BluRay of an old silent black & white does seem like overkill but then we both were in awe of how beautifully well done the recent restoration has been. I...
October 27, 2011fb1664868775
Hilarious and thoughtful. One of Chaplin's best.
October 4, 2011fb1341085175
"Levante a cabeça - nunca desista! Nós iremos nos virar!" diz Charles Chaplin ao final de Tempos Modernos, uma cena de caráter tão pungente quanto otimista, na medida em que o Vagabundo e sua companheira caminham em direção ao horizonte incerto. Infelizmente para Chaplin, Tempos ...
September 10, 2011
I understand the appeal and legacy Charlie Chaplin has. I understand the social commentary. I understand his goals and ambitions for the films Chaplin makes. Honestly, I do. But unfortunately for me, his films, his comedy and his general 'act' are trite and cloying. I have never ...
September 8, 2011
The beginning of this movie is the most memorable, I think, and then the rest can feel a little redundant with Chaplin going in and out of jail so many times. It really is very funny, though, I'm not saying the humor is redundant at all, just the story. And it's realistic, show...
December 12, 2009
Long after you and I have turned to worm food, people will still be laughing at the physical comedy of Charlie Chaplin. His genius is timeless and still, in spite of his fame, under-appreciated. In the truest sense, MODERN TIMES is not a silent film. Chaplin's singing scen...
May 8, 2008
the little tramp's travails in the industrial age; not strictly silent but utterly charming and paulette goddard is adorable.
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