Modern Times (1936)

G   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Family


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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.


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Director:

Charles Chaplin

Writer:

Charles Chaplin

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28 June 2015 | 851222
9
| Solid comedy with great story and drama
Greetings from Lithuania.

"Modern Times" (1936) is my first movie which i saw that features Charles Chaplin. Saw it first time in 2015, but nevertheless it's a great movie. Comedy here is truly funny, and it's not just a comedy. It tells a story, with some underlying themes that are still kinda topical till this day – technology is changing, evolving, and if you are not keeping pace with it, you will have some hard times like our hero of this movie.

Acting here is very solid, actually i was surprised of how well acted this movie was – no one overreacted. Story itself is interesting and movie is very well paced – at running time 1 h 27 min it almost never drags and is entertaining from start till finish.

Overall, "Modern Times" is a black and white silent movie (there are some sounds actually) which safely can be viewed for the first time even in 2015 – 79 years after it's original release. It has some truly genuine comedic situations, it tells good story and pacing of picture is very solid. Maybe it is not possible to review this movie correctly now because it's very old, but great movies are great movies – they can be viewed no matter what.

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,809 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$163,577

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$457,688

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