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Still Worth Watching, But Most Enjoyable for Those Who May Know Little to Nothing About Chaplin's Life.
on August 6, 2013
Superb acting by Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Hopkins, and Geraldine Chaplin. Having said that, the story is so condensed, there are so many life events merely glossed over, and tons of discrepancies as movies have to mold a story to maintain a flow that keeps the audience engaged as well as fit it all into the allotted time. I enjoyed the film upon viewing its original theatrical release when my knowledge of Chaplin's true biographical story was very limited. Viewing it again recently, I was disappointed and distracted for all of the previously stated reasons.