The Kid was Charles Chaplin's first self-produced and directed feature film; 1914's 6-reel Tillie's Punctured Romance was a Mack Sennett production in which Chaplin merely co-starred.The story "with a... read more
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Release Date: January 21, 1921
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2004
Stats: 799 reviews
Flixster Reviews (799)
November 10, 2012
Although I find unnecessary the dream sequence near the end, this is a great 6-reeler that finds the perfect balance between funny and touching - and the highlight is sweet little co-star Jackie Coogan, who steals every scene he is in.
October 2, 2012
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The chemistry between Chaplin and Jackie Coogan (The Kid) is so beautifully believable. The choreography of the scenes is sublime. When the cop caught the kid (in collusion with glazier Chaplin) breaking windows and they were runnning away and ...
October 27, 2011
This film is the perfect example of Chaplin's talent. I'm not big for silent films, even for comedies, but I had a connection to this film. The characters felt real and I felt for them. Deffinetly one of my top favorite films of all time.
November 26, 2010
This is the best Chaplin film I've seen so far, it's heartwarming, cute, funny, and it has a simple and sad but brilliant story. I highly recommend this movie.
January 10, 2009
Chaplin was a man of many talents and here they can all be seen and heard. The Kid is perfect silent cinema, everything displayed in the images, the scenes short but sweet and the acting is great but never over the top. The Kid manages to be hilarious and heartwarming over 80 yea...
August 10, 2008
adorable :D tho i didn't really care for the dream sequence
May 1, 2008
Another example of Chaplin's maestry to blend great comedic moments with heartwarming sensitivity. Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan are one of the best and most recognizable partners ever in a motion picture. pure silent magic.
December 21, 2006
Fight scenes, dream sequences and vandalism are not things you expect to see in a Chaplin film but he makes them work.
October 12, 2006
Hysterically silent comedy and a heart-rending story.
April 8, 2013
Chaplin breaks free on his first directorial effort, a semi-autobiographical tale. Jackie Coogan is pure mischievous innocence. Edna Purviance is great too. The laughs and the more heart tugging moments are mixed well. The dream sequence with the angels near the end is odd and I ...
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