“The single most important artist produced by the cinema!” - Andrew Sarris
“His name is enshrined among the greatest geniuses of film. The French have a movie magazine titled simply ‘-Charlie-’. - Roger Ebert
“We wanted something appealing, and we thought of a tiny bit of a mouse that would have something of the wistfulness of Chaplin – a little fellow trying to do the best he could.” - Walt Disney, on Charlie Chaplin being the inspiration for Mickey Mouse.
“A brilliant combination of light and darkness, tenderness and violence and, yes, laughter and tears … If I see no better movie in 2010, I’ll be very happy with this one.” - Andrew O’Hehir on The Circus, Salon.com
“SIX STARS … From the moment the Little Tramp (Chaplin) unashamedly scarfs down a hot dog held by a cute infant, it’s clear that we’re watching a performer at the peak of his powers.” - Keith Uhlich on The Circus, Time Out New York
“Chaplin’s films reveal him to be the original auteur of moving pictures.” - Christian Blauvelt, Slant Magazine