A King in New York
A King in New York (1957)

In this latter-day Charlie Chaplin film that satirizes the witch-hunting, technology-happy 1950s, Chaplin plays the dethroned king of a small European nation who travels to New York to start over. Never shown in the U.S. until 1973 because… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The coming of talkie films has been unkind to the legendary silent film comic, Charlie Chaplin.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A King in New York proved prophetic, not only in the McCarthy witch-hunts, but also in the relentless advertising and television obsession we have today.

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Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

Taking a fire hose to HUAC is an impulse worth applauding, but the overall movie is so tone-deaf and tired that the method sinks the message.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Though constrained by budget and the unfamiliar methods of British studios, the film is nonetheless Chaplin's last great gift to the world.

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Carlos Magalh„es
A satisfying though uneven Chaplin comedy that he clearly envisaged as a criticism on the American society and the absurdity of McCarthyism. There are some… More
Eric Broome
Charlie Chaplin's last starring role was a perfect vehicle, drawing on both his intercontinental charm and his nagging troubles with United States… More