Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
Casablanca is a classic and one of the most revered films of all time. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a love triangle in the city of Casablanca which is a refuge for many fleeing foreigners looking for a new life during the war. Political romance with a backdrop of war conflict between democracy and totalitarianism. A landmark in film history.
Bogey as Rick a bar owner in Casablanca who bumps into an old flame and the sparks fly in this all-time classic tale of true love. Awesome juggler. The monkey from The Hangover 2's grandmonkey. Back shot. Refugee roundup. Goofy Nazis. The doorman at Rick's has a badass hat. Cheerio? The first time you see Bogey. Sneaky Paul Lorre. Sam sure can sing. Flirtatious bartender. True Democrat? Ze Plane! Ze Plane! Real motherfuckers speak clearly with a cigarette in their mouth. Fashion nightmare mustaches. Cash in. Check out. Mr. Neutrality. Symbolic ring. The Forbidden Song. Casablanca is the story of a love triangle and the first time Rick, Iisa, and Victor are together they appear to be standing in a…
I hope everybody here has that one movie where you can put on at any time, and get a huge smile across your face. It's the definition of entertainment at the movies for me. No matter how many times I watch it, it will never get old, grow tiresome, or run its' course. From Rick's signature introduction all the way to that classic scene on the runway, this is a beautiful friendship that will not end any time soon.
Set in unoccupied France in the Morrocan city of Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart is Rick Blaine, owner of Rick's Cafe Americain. When stolen 'letters of transit' are stashed in the saloon, it is Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) and Major Strasser of…
I hate it when people say stuff like: "You should watch this because it's a masterpiece!"
Those people are annoying idiots.
You should watch this because it's a masterpiece!
Happy Birthday to me.
Here's to a beautiful friendship.
And I'm fortunate to have many in my life.
I suspect this review may mark the the end of several beautiful friendships.
I always knew I'd be underwhelmed by Casablanca. I've spent so many years watching silly Bollywood melodramas that I've developed quite an aversion to cinematic romances. (I do enjoy every Austen adaptation thoroughly, because a) Mr Darcy, and b) I'm immeasurably fond of Austen's work.) Casablanca, however, was supposed to be different from all the other ones. I was supposed to fall in love with it. Or something like that.
What's the deal here? It's pretty funny, and Humphrey Bogart is wonderful, and the supporting cast is great, especially Claude Rains. It's well-paced and atmospheric. It's just not - ah, forget it. Of course Casablanca is a…
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Few films mean as much to me as Casablanca. It is a film I have watched many times, twice in the cinema, and it never fails to wow me each time.
But how does one single film manage to be just as effective each and every time? How is that every time Rick is left at the train station, I find myself feeling just as betrayed as he is? How is that all these comedic bits I've heard countless times still make me laugh hard? How come I am deeply moved every time during that final exchange between Rick and Ilsa?
The answer lies in the films craftsmanship, which has led to its timelessness.…
I have nothing new to say about Casablanca, still fantastic. One of those rare cases when everything that was thought to be hokey and brought about much gnashing of teeth by those involved before completion came together to create true Hollywood magic in the editing suite.
No he encontrado la obra maestra que esperaba después de haber escuchado tantos elogios.
Una curiosidad: Humphrey Bogart e Ingrid Bergman no estaban a gusto al momento de la filmación pues consideraban los diálogos ridículos y las situaciones poco creíbles. No hace falta decir nada más.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this, but it's not quite the classic it's chalked up to be (just my opinion).
The beginning of a beautiful love for movies. Curtiz sets a mood and when Berman walks in, you are ready to revel in it all. You know each character so well.
If it was possible, I enjoyed this even more on a second viewing. Casablanca and On the Waterfront might be my two favorites movies of all time. Bogart & Bergman are absolutely superb. Great story and dialogue as well, with even better production and atmosphere. There's not much point elaborating into more detail about the film; that's already been done. Just watch it.
I know what all of you are thinking “WHAT THE HELL HOW COULD YOU GIVE CASABLANCA ONLY FOUR STARS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?” And to that I say “Shut up and hear me out.” There isn’t a lot of atmosphere to it, or rather, not as much as I would’ve liked. The visuals are bland, but I guess that’s because it’s a black and white film. However, I do give it credit for its contribution to cinema and for its acting. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman make for an interesting couple. But overall, I don’t see myself watching this again anytime soon, since I was kind of let down by it.
no esta mal pero me parece que esta sobrevalorada
I waited way too long to watch this, I suppose. Earlier in my life I hated two things--old movies and movies with romance. Ah, to be young and silly. In any case, I have ended up highly appreciating both and thus Casablanca has become a natural attraction. Still took me too long to see this, but I digress.
The first half of this film is pretty darn brilliant. It slacks off about 3/4 of the way through before giving a satisfying conclusion that (while shy of perfect) largely erases the bitter taste from the 3/4th mark.
Go ahead and shoot, you'll be doing me a favour.
This film may have the best dialogue out of any film that I have ever seen. Every single line is clever and powerful, meaningful even when taken completely out of context.
How long was it we had, honey?
I didn't count the days.
Well I did! Every one of them! Mostly I remember the last one: the wow finish. A guy standing on a station platform in the rain with a comical look on his face because his insides had been kicked out.
Seriously, any line can stand completely on its own and still make perfect sense.
Sweetness, what watch?
Okay, maybe not every line...
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