The Little Tramp is a laborer in a factory’s assembly line. He is about to turn into a nervous wreck because of the job’s monotony.
Being used as a guinea pig for a new invention called the ‘automatic feeding machine’ is just making his condition worse, so he ends up in an asylum.
A slapstick skewering of industrialized America, Modern Times is as politically incisive as it is laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by Modern Times (1936)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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