• Jack Gattanella

    ★★★★★ Added by Jack Gattanella

    Chandler never got put on the screen as well as this; Long Goodbye is a great Altman film, but it doesn't have that air of LA noir like this one does. The dialog sparkles, and a lot of it is from Chandler's text (not that Faulkner and Leigh Brackett don't pull their weight). Everything about this movie, complications and all, is classic Hollywood, among the best of the 40's.


  • Owen Hughes

    ★★★½ Watched by Owen Hughes 29 Jun, 2015

    Humphrey Bogart is absolutely great as the PI looking into a blackmail case in this Howard Hawks film noir. The plot is convoluted and seems to make little sense logically speaking, the ending is a bit of a mess, and if I was being even more critical I'd say it's a little uneven with the first half being the most interesting, and the latter being the most entertaining. But all of that is insignificent because Bogart and Lauren Bacall are…


  • shirstan

    Added by shirstan

    I am not cut out to old films. Can't believe people consider these films classic.


  • PetMice72

    ★★★½ Watched by PetMice72 26 Sep, 2015

    Very interesting and well thought out movie that would have scored a higher rating if the details weren't so confusing! Still very much worth a watch (or two) regardless.


  • Michael

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Michael 03 Sep, 2015

    (director's cut)

    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, wrinkled charisma.

    But really, its the dialog and the delivery. That's the polished gem of "The Big Sleep". I do wish there had been more Dorothy Malone, though. She was great in her one scene.


  • Jennnanigans

    ★★★★ Added by Jennnanigans

    Bogie and Bacall on the big screen. Who cares if the plot was nonsensical? Just watching their chemistry is pleasure enough.


  • ghostdinosaur

    ★★★★ Rewatched by ghostdinosaur 06 Sep, 2015 6

    A charming maze of a film. I would probably like more mystery films if they all had this combination of snappy pacing and confidence in the audience's ability to follow along.


  • Gregg

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gregg 03 Sep, 2015

    Re-watched the 1945 pre-release (director's cut) version in the big screen ! Screenplay by William Faulkner - classic noir dialog doesn't get any better than this !


  • 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.


  • Greg Sahadachny

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

    Pre-release version.


  • Greg Sahadachny

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

    theatrical version


  • 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…