The Immigrant
The Immigrant (1917)

Charles Chaplin's next-to-last Mutual Studios 2-reeler is as funny as his other 11 Mutual entries, though there's a stronger inner lining of poignancy. En route by boat from an unnamed country, immigrant Chaplin tries to make the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

As a dramatization of the immigration experience, the movie is hardly lighthearted - especially considering Chaplin's reputation as a sentimentalist.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It appealed largely to Charlie's urban working class audience.

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Carlos Magalh„es
One of the most entertaining of Chaplin's short silents, very funny and delightful, and the scene in the restaurant is non-stop laughs.
Byron Brubaker
I saw a version that had some sound effects attached, but they weren't synched to the video very well. Despite that flaw of low budget digitization, the… More
Dean McKenna
Charlie Chaplin made this slient film so emotionally and funny.
Chris Browning
A great two-reeler from Chaplin that has all his trademarks throughout it's short 25 minute length; slapstick timed flawlessly, a simple story and above… More
Ken Stachnik
Only Chaplin could make so much out of a scene with merely a coin, a hole in his pocket and an angry waiter
matt sigur
Has some funny moments, especially the rocking-boat dinner scene, but for a short black-and-white film, I thought it was a bit too long. Go figure.