• Jorge Candamo

    ★★★½ Watched by Jorge Candamo 31 Aug, 2015

    Una buena película de detectives con grandes frases y buenos diálogos, pero que por culpa de enrevesar demasiado la trama se queda sin cuerda narrativa en algunos puntos.
    Y esto lo dice alguien que ama El Halcón Maltés.

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  • Gregory Sahadachny

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Gregory Sahadachny 28 Aug, 2015

    Pre-release version.

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  • Gregory Sahadachny

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Gregory Sahadachny 27 Aug, 2015

    theatrical version

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  • yellow_sub66

    ★★★★ Watched by yellow_sub66 21 Aug, 2015

    Some classic film noir from Howard Hawks, starring Humphrey Bogart.

    The dialogue in 'The Big Sleep' is really the stand out component in this wonderful film. It is some of the wittiest and sharpest you'll see. Further, the writers (and most likely helped by Chandler's novel) manage still to create characters that all sound different and therefore come alive like real people, something people often forget when writing what they want to be snappy dialogue. The range of wonderful roles…

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  • Nick van Lieshout

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nick van Lieshout 21 Aug, 2015

    A plot so complex, even the author didn't know who killed one of the characters!

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  • Joseph Blackwell

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joseph Blackwell 18 Aug, 2015

    This along with 'Out of the Past' is in my opinion one of the best examples of Film Noir, with fantastic direction from Howard Hawks and an absolutely iconic central performance from Humphrey Bogart as Phillip Marlowe.

    One of the joys of reading the work of Raymond Chandler is the world that he creates, with a multitude of characters interacting with the 'shamus' at it's centre, some of them may actually impact on the plot, others make an appearance never…

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  • Ellie Namatinia

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ellie Namatinia 16 Aug, 2015

    Amazing film. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone. One thing I would say is that I will watch this film again to get a better view of the different angles used when shooting the film.

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  • Benjamin Devasir

    ★★★★½ Watched by Benjamin Devasir 13 Aug, 2015

    What an immense plot. It was absolutely breathtaking, and it might be the first Bogie film I've seen where his performance was outshone by another element. That's not to say he wasn't his usual cynical, smooth self, but the intricacies and characters were just stunning.

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  • fatpie42

    ★½ Watched by fatpie42 10 Aug, 2015

    This is my first Humphrey Bogart film. Sure, the Bogart movie most often recommended is "The Maltese Falcon", but this is the one I found in a bargain bin so there you go.

    To cut to the chase, I wasn't a fan. Bogart speaks super-fast and while he's supposed to be solving a mystery, he seems to rush to conclusions and his explanations never seem to add up.

    The way female characters behave here is bizarre. There's an outdated movie…

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  • Dustin Riccio

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Dustin Riccio 04 Aug, 2015

    Whereas The Maltese Falcon is dark and hard edged, The Big Sleep is pure, pulpy fun. Bogey cracks wise, exchanges double entendres with various femmes, fatale or otherwise, and gets to shoot a couple of bad guys, all the while navigating an incomprehensible conspiracy involving blackmail, sex, drugs, murder, gambling and black market pornography. It's all an enormous amount of fun to sit back and take in (just don't try to untangle the plot threads), especially whenever Bogart and Bacall…

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  • Philip Carroll

    ★★★★ Watched by Philip Carroll 02 Aug, 2015

    This is one of multiple films that real life couple Bogart and Bacall made together. It's also probably the best one. I've waited a long time to see this one and it was worth the wait.

    Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family to investigate a simple case. However, the case turns out to be much more complex than he realized and the more he digs, the more danger he's putting himself in.

    I feel like there's not…

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  • Sean Balanger

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sean Balanger 31 May, 2015

    Reviewed on the FREE Decades of Cinema Podcast Episode 5 released on July 27th 2015

    Show Notes:

    The Big Sleep stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. I didn’t know this myself but Bogart and Bacall were married to each other around the time The Big Sleep was released.

    This is an example of a film that will completely confuse you to where you have no idea what’s happening, and yet you don’t even really care because what’s happening is still…

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