• Malick Kaufman

    ★★★★★ Watched by Malick Kaufman 21 Nov, 2014

    Film #5 of Noir-vember

    More like the Big Freaking Awesome Movie.

    That is all.


  • Chevalier

    ★★★★ Watched by Chevalier 13 Nov, 2014

    Known for it's complicated twists and turns, The Big Sleep gets two things very much right about any good noir: characters and dialogue. Bogart and Bacall have the kind of chemistry few hollywood couples could aspire to have today. The movie is always moving, always going somewhere, we not a single dull moment present. Well earned reputation as a classic of the genre.

    Conocida por su laberintica trama, y por la gran quimica entre sus dos protagonistas. El ejemplo perfecto…


  • kenobizod

    ★★★½ Watched by kenobizod 04 Nov, 2014

    Clever dialogue, beautiful dames, but a confusing plot carry this Bogart-Bacall vehicle...


  • Rick Bman

    ★★★ Watched by Rick Bman 10 Nov, 2014

    This had some really great, witty dialog and Bogart and Bacall have an undeniable chemistry. The movie is just so convoluted though. By the end I had no idea what was going on. Honestly, by about 40 minutes in I had no idea what was going on.


  • Christian Flemm

    ★★★★ Watched by Christian Flemm 08 Nov, 2014

    Full Review

    Understood about half of it. I got really lost after the first hour.


  • Stefan Teufel

    ★★★½ Watched by Stefan Teufel 05 Nov, 2014

    After watching only one question remained. Who did what why? And I thought The Maltese Falcon was complicated. The Big Sleep demanded some reading afterwards to grasp what was going on. Not all mysteries are totally solved, making it even more appealing. The dynamic between Bogart and all characters, foremost Bacall, is great. Demands rewatching.


  • Baz Film

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Baz Film 05 Nov, 2014

    ***Watched as part of Noir-November film challenge***

    "She tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up" - Philip Marlowe

    Oh, Marlowe you smooth bastard.

    A classy, top-notch noir that with each and every watch draws you in to this corrupt word of 1940's gangsters, thieves, pornographer's and private detectives. Bogey and Bacall are a prefect match; their back and forth dialogue between one another is what makes Hawks' film as memorable as it is. Simply perfect to the end.


  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    The Big Sleep
    Dir: Howard Hawks
    Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

    A complex film-noir, too complicated, it requires more of attention and dedication to watching it. Humphrey Bogart plays private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivien Sternwood. Even during its release there was so much of commotion among film-critics regarding its stretched out plot. But to me it was fairly 1hr.53min of being entertained with Bogie and Bacall pair, mystery, film-noir, sinister atmospheric town, and memorable clever dialogues…


  • Francisco Zambrano

    ★★ Watched by Francisco Zambrano 02 Nov, 2014

    Compleja historia, y algo larga.


  • Michael

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael 24 Mar, 2012

    It's all about the dialog. And the delivery. The mystery is a mess that, if you try to think it through, probably doesn't hold together. But along the way there's the verbal sparring. The double entendres. And every pretty girl in sight throwing herself at a short middle-aged man with hard edged charisma.

    But really, its the dialog and the delivery. That's the polished gem of "The Big Sleep".


  • BrianLinn

    ★★★★ Watched by BrianLinn 04 Oct, 2014

    If you were to introduce a newbie to film noir, "The Big Sleep" would have to be the title to throw in the DVD player. Featuring dark wet Los Angeles streets, tough talking dames, double and triple crosses, and trench coat and fedora clad lawmen, “The Big Sleep” has it all. I won’t go deep into the plot, since it’s loaded with twist and turns and I watched it over three weeks ago, but I will say that it is…


  • Carlos Valladares

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Valladares 24 Oct, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.