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!
It's not surprising to me that I still get chills during so many moments throughout Casablanca. And it's always fun to introduce this movie to someone who's willing to watch an older film.
These two quotes got the biggest laughs:
Capt. Renault: "I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
Employee of Rick's: *hands Renault money* "- your winnings, sir?"
Capt. Renault: " - Oh, thank you, very much.... Everybody out at once!"
Carl: "Madame, he never drinks with customers. Never. I have never seen it."
Female customer: "What makes a saloonkeeper so snobbish?"
Gentleman: "Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam?"
Carl: "The second largest? That wouldn't…
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…
The early 1940s with the release of landmark films such as Citizen Kane in 1941 and Casablanca in 1942 meant quite possibly Hollywood's most defining era. Michael Curtiz's film became a milestone in filmmaking and an intrinsical part of pop culture with its endlessly quotable lines and memorable moments. It has also been hugely influential on account of its cinematography and direction.
Casablanca is one of the most perfectly written films in history. With its engaging story, round characters, and mesmerizing pieces of dialogue, it was destined to become a classic. It also has a superb soundtrack and extraordinary performances. Even if he's still remembered as one of Hollywood's quintessential tough guys, Humphrey Bogart's most memorable and iconic character remains…
Even if you haven't seen this film before you will instantly recognise every single iconic line spoken.
"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"
Maybe it's just me, but Casablanca is a great movie and should be a classic.
Enjoyable film, but didn't live up to all the hype (would have been near impossible to). Many classic lines and you can see the influence it had on film afterwards.
Had to watch this again for film class. It's really not that good. It has clever lines, one good scene, and the ending is good, but it is boring and not engaging.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I have heard that "classics" are nearly perfect. That describes this movie amazingly. Casablanca was an amazing movie! I had heard many things about it, and now I can say that I have seen it and that it is just as good as the things I had heard. I can easily see why it is considered one of the best movies of all time.
You must remember this,
It's a film you shouldn't miss, of this I wouldn't lie,
It's a fundamental classic,
As time goes by.
I can see why this film is a classic. It has an all round appeal and it fires its cylinders on every front with just the right amount of force. I am still in two minds over Humphry Bogart. I found him neither particularly good-looking or a great actor (this is my first Bogart film), but his eyes are very expressive. His permanent scowl throughout the film does half the job of depicting a scarred, cynical individual but at the end of the film it appeared that that's the only expression he knows.
The film's emotional core is Ingrid Bergman and she gives a gem of a performance. At her aid is the brilliant and charming Paul Henreid as Viktor…
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