March 18, 2012

"The Pilgrim"

"The Pilgrim" (short version), 1923. An escaped convict disguises himself as a preacher. Written by, directed by and starring Charles Chaplin.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). Fun and amusing. Mostly situational comedy, with very little slapstick. It's frustrating that the version on DVD is 20 minutes shorter than online sources say the film should be, but since both versions were cut by Chaplin (I think), I'm probably not missing much.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.4/4 (Okay)

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