over 2 years
Not quite his best, but most definitely in the higher echelon of his life's work in film.
over 3 years
important film,historically, but not chaplins best.
Good film, but it's not in the top of Chaplin's films. Watch Modern Times or City Lights!
over 4 years
Just a terrific film, emotional, smart, engaging - Chaplin's first true masterpiece.
over 5 years
I found the middle through "dreamland" to be rather boring. Otherwise very a touching film
The Kid is a 1921 American silent dramedy film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin's first full-length movie. It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
An unwed woman (Edna Purviance) leaves a charity hospital carrying her newborn son. An artist (Carl Miller), the apparent father, is shown with the woman's photograph. When it falls into the fireplace, he first picks it up, then throws it back in to burn up.
The woman decides to leave her child in the back seat of an expensive automobile with a handwritten note imploring the finder to care for and love the baby. However, the car is stolen. When the two thieves discover the child, they leave him on the street. The Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) finds the baby. Unwilling at first to take on the responsibility, he eventually softens and names the boy John....