Here are two classic films by two masters of prat falls, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton in The Kid and Sherlock Jr. With these two films one can expect to see more high jinks and physical comedy. Having seen two earlier works from both these individuals makes these two films feel, somehow less. Perhaps it’s that they are playing the same basic characters and living out the same basic plots or perhaps it’s just that I’ve seen this humor so often that it now feels dated, but these two shorts simply did not do it for me. If you love Chaplin and Keaton you’ll love these but if your a fair weather fan like myself stick with classics like The Tramp.
February 23, 2011
The Kid & Sherlock Jr.