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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Bio of comic legend falls short of greatness.

Movie PG-13 1993 135 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Chaplin is a classic, an amazing film taking after the comic a really engaging film that makes you feel like your related to Charlie..... although the the nudity is far too underrated I personally think it’s just a tiny step under a porno the full female body is shown tits at the dressing room are way way way too bad for a 13 year old I think it should have a 18+ rating

Don’t watch it with minors (amazing film though)

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Great role models
Too much sex
age 12+

Profanity-gd word used several times

I was enjoying the movie however one criteria for a movie is that the Lord’s name is not used inappropriately. The language category does not mention the use of gd but it is there. I stopped the movie at that point.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Though Robert Downey Jr.'s age-defying portrayal of the comic genius is spot-on, the overall movie meanders vaguely through the actor's life. Scenes depicting the depression years and Chaplin's return to London border on schmaltz. But the last scene, where an elderly Chaplin accepts an honorary Academy Award, ends the movie with dignity. See this one if you are a fan of Robert Downey Jr., but if you like Charlie Chaplin, you might prefer seeing his own movies instead.

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