Tillie's Punctured Romance
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

This Keystone comedy, Charlie Chaplin's 33rd, is the first feature-length comedy ever made and contributed to making Chaplin and his co-star Marie Dressler major stars. Chaplin plays a con artist (not the Tramp) who talks Tillie, an… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1914
DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The picture runs a trifle too long, but the hilarious, hip-hurrah comedy finale is worth waiting for.

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Fernando F. Croce

The frame is always static but the agitation within keeps getting cranked up into combustion

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Sean Axmaker
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... it's very much a Keystone Komedy: the same simple visual style, the same pratfall gags, even the Keystone Kops pouring in for the finale...

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Steve Crum

Particularly noteworthy as featuring early Chaplin tramp character, but not as funny as later Chaplin work.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

The first feature-length comedy film, and one of the unfunniest films ever made.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Museum piece slapstick comedy with the Keystone Kops and Charlie Chaplin that spoofs a gold-digger.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
Chaplin has some of the mannerisms and clothes of The Tramp, but there are important differences. He's a money hungry scoundrel. He and partner Mabel… More
Mike T.
This film is sadly dated, but the onscreen presence of Chaplin is amazingly charismatic. Interesting look for film buffs.
Eric Broome
If you want to believe everything Charlie Chaplin touched turned to gold, please avoid this film. The only reason I'm even giving this *two* stars is that… More
Sylvester Kuo
Albeit old fashioned and laced with slapsticks, it was the first full length comedy film. Although a significant feature in the history of cinema, the humour… More
Antonius Block
This is an example of a movie that has historical significance, but whose content is so dated that it's tough to sit through. I'm not saying the… More