...makes a convincing argument for the vitality of a nightclub scene that was scrubbed out of existence.
...it’s a deeply personal project that was made at a pivotal point in his life, and for the majority of moviegoers, that should suffice.
...worth a watch to see Chaplin and Keaton in one of few on-screen appearances together.
Chaplin, as usual, is the whole show, superb in this swansong statement about his own career and the old-style entertainment he best represented.
If “Limelight” as a whole is Chaplin’s farewell, then that final vaudeville act is surely his farewell to slapstick. It is a perfect, hilarious gem...