One A.M. ★★★★½

We watched this in my film lit class just as a quick example to compare Charlie Chaplins physical comedy to Buster Keatons. One A.M is a perfect example of how satisfying it can be when a simple premise is used to its fullest potential. It’s simple, it’s dumb, by it is damn entertaining. Chaplin knows how to sell a joke, he oozes as much humor as possible out of every gag. His genius physical comedy and performance is truly addicting to watch, and he really sells the drunk aspect without going over the top. If I had one complaint I would say that the gag with the taxi at the beginning was dragged out a bit too long, but that’s really it. One A.M is short and sweet. A must see for every Chaplin fan I would say.

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