Janus Films Presents: Charlie Chaplin

“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

“FOUR STARS … Both a love triangle and a meditation on the art of comedy and how self-awareness, success, and ambition refract and inform a performer.” - Chris Cabin on The Circus, Filmcritic.com