"This is the story of the period between two world wars--an interim during which insanity cut loose, liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat." With this pithy opening title, ... read more
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2010
Stats: 2,155 reviews
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April 4, 2013
When watching this film, the first talkie from mega talented filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, it's all so visceral. Your response, neither weathered by time nor the shame of what was happening at that point in time, is primal. Chaplin here is fusing his talents of comedic slapstick and...
November 12, 2012
Chaplin's first all-talking picture is a hilarious film that makes a poignant statement against dictatorial regimes. A wonderful film with countless memorable moments, from the dictator's speech in incomprehensible German to the unforgettable conclusion.
November 7, 2012
Brilliant comedy classic starring Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator is a well crafted jab at fascism and is the most outspoken film that Chaplin has ever made. This is a brilliant satire, and a must see film that still holds up to this day. With a great cast at hand, Charlie Ch...
May 23, 2012fb619846742
A disappointingly too silly take on an extremely serious subject (Hitler and the destruction of many Jews), concerning a crazed dictator (Charlie Chaplin), who is unaware that there is a Jewish barber (also Chaplin) who looks identical to him, and how the two unavoidably switch p...
April 17, 2011
"The Great Dictator" is one of Charlie Chaplin's most dynamic and most entertaining films. His first speaking film, it allows him to add a level of verbal comedy and wit to his always-funny pantomime and physical comedy.
Playing a dual role both as megalomaniacal dictator Aden...
March 16, 2011
Prophetic and brilliantly played by Mr. Chaplin
October 1, 2010
I really dislike "The Great Dictator". While Charlie Chaplin certainly has his moments in much better films, like the terrific "The Kid" (my favorite far and away), this is unfunny, lame and just plain boring. I'm still going to be a Buster Keaton fan at heart.
September 27, 2010
This movie is funny now, but it makes me wonder how it was received in 1940 when the war was on. Although the movie is mostly enjoyable, there are some boring scenes too. Of course if you're a Chaplin fan you should see this movie.
December 9, 2009
No one can ever replace this little guy. Charlie Chaplin. Undisputed Master of the Comedy
November 12, 2009
One of the greatest films ever made. Charles Chaplin got it so right with this film, it's a timeless classic and an important film historically. I can't recommend it enough, it just has to be seen. Make it a priority film fans!
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