The Gold Rush ★★★½

It's the film Chaplin said he most wants to be remembered for and to be fair, the first 30 minutes of this film are fantastic. The slapstick stuff in the cabin with Black Larsen and Big Jim is actually quite funny (bit dated, perhaps, but still fun) with the iconic "shoe eating" scene.

After that, I wasn't so fond of it. It's still interesting because Chaplin turns the character of the Tramp into less of a joke and more of a sympathetic character, someone you feel a bit sorry for, but he's still a funny character that has his moments.

The only Chaplin film other than this that I've seen before is Modern Times, which I preferred, but this is still a decent comedy.

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