Tuesday, December 16, 2003

The Kid (1921)

Yeah, this is just what I needed at the end of a crap movie day. Chaplin's first feature film shows him trying out his trademark mix of humor and emotion to great effect. Jackie Coogan is unforgettable as the title character, and he plays off Chaplin nicely. Hilarious and heart-rending, this is one film that deserves its classic status.

Grade: A-