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Kids say

(out of 4 reviews)
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Teen, 13 years old Written byD_anIe-l October 22, 2009
AGE
5
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perfect for anyone

Chaplin was a poet heart,hes movies always will be inspiration for several
Teen, 14 years old Written byJohanjwalker April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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This is wonderful and hilarious! Charlie Chaplin, 1, Jim Carrey, 0!

I love this film. One of the greates and funniest and most kid-friendly movies of all time. There's just on problem- getting your kid to watch it because this movie is in black and whit which is frowned upon in modern-day american kids usually. But once they start watching it, they will never stop laughing. Forget Jim Carrey and Tim Allen and all those clowns. Go for Charlie Chaplin and The Marx Brothers and all those guys. They are hilarious. Nothing offensive here at all, just a scene of thwarted prison break, and some gun shooting, oh yes and there's this one time where Charlie accidentally and without knowing it ingests some cocaine, or nose powder. But its wonderful. Force your kids to watch it, if needed. It is hilarious and wonderful entertainment.
Teen, 17 years old Written bymoviebuff6996 November 16, 2013
AGE
6
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Charming, smartly written and funny; Modern Times the movie shows us (as the audience) that not all great stories have to be spoken

The Positives are the lead performance (Charlie Chaplin gives an earnest, sincere and ultimately funny performance that transcended the comedy genre and still holds up today), the romance (Believable, nicely done and earnest in approach and ultimately well done), the storyline (It’s unique and believe it or not, original and rather unpredictable. I liked how there was little to no dialogue and yet the story was all visual and played out well), the music (it fit the movie perfectly and gave true emotions), the comedy (the movie is funny and holds up rather well. It may not be everybody’s taste, but it should be and is respected) and finally the climax (Hopeful, sincere and down to earth; the ending gives a poignant outlook at life). The Negative is the slow pace (For many people that will make it unwatchable as well as the fact that it’s a silent film). Still I really liked it and would highly recommend this film. For parents- Most kids won't be interested in silent films, but nonetheless it's a clean film besides the little bit of smoking in the movie.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old October 2, 2012
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8
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recommendable

Good silent movie.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism