He may be called "The Lone Prospector" in The Gold Rush, but the character played by Charlie Chaplin is the same wistful, resourceful Little Tramp that had been entertaining the world and its brother ... read more
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Release Date: June 26, 1925
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
Stats: 1,052 reviews
Flixster Reviews (1,052)
November 10, 2012
A heartbreaking silent comedy re-released with a narration by Chaplin himself that adds to the story instead of standing in the way. It features several classic and memorable scenes in one single film, some of them quite moving and others extremely funny.
July 30, 2012
Disclaimer: I actually watched two versions of this, the original, uncut silent version from 1925 that runs 96 minutes (given today's projection speeds), and the re-release version from the 1940s which includes spoken narration written and performed by Chaplin himself, which has ...
June 4, 2012
This is the finest Chaplin movie I have seen, and I think I've seen them all. It's sweet but dark, like human beings, and ultimately an ode to the ability of the human spirit to remain elevated in hard times--even when his cabin mate is hallucinating him as a chicken so he can e...
March 21, 2011
The first film Chaplin was given creative control over with his founding of United Artists, Gold Rush is a masterpiece of slapstick. Though City Lights is my personal favorite, Gold Rush is certainly manically hilarious, sweet as a baby kitten, and never boring. The setting was o...
February 26, 2009
October 12, 2008
I watched the first version - with no dialogue, only a piano score. I have only seen two or three of Chaplin's movies. It is an indication of the quality of his films that an 80 year old silent black and white movie competes favourably with today's movies with all the technolog...
August 3, 2008
this is the 'revival' version with new music and chaplin's narration. i understand cuts were made and i'd like to see the original at some point, but it's still pretty clever and charming. said to be inspired by chaplin's reading about the donner party!
November 14, 2007
Oh man. So fun. There will never be another man like Charlie Chaplin.
April 27, 2007
This Charlie Chaplin silent movie makes me laugh and cry. This beautifully film combines Chaplin's ability to express pathos, tenderness, humour, and social awareness and many critics consider it his finest work.
October 31, 2006
This movie is what physical comedy is all about.
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