"This is a comment on VG's review of the film.
"Vaudeville goonery"? Were you by any means intoxicated when watching this movie? Beneath the "Vaudeville goonery" there were always a profound element in Chaplin's movies and The Great Dictator is not an exception.
"Calculated to jerk tears"? It's the best speech I have read/heard so far. It turns out that the speech can be applied even today and probably for a long time. It appeals to the human virtues and makes an obvious but strong case. You would have to be cynical beyond comprehension to call this a "calculated to jerk tears"-speech. Or maybe just not have paid much attention."