• ViolinsByNight

    ★★★½

    Seems a little too dense for its own good at times, with dialogue too well structured, too perfectly delivered and too playful that it comes off as corny. I forgive it though, given its age, because overall I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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  • Vicky Griva

    ★★★★

    Traditional old classic Hollywood! It was great to watch it in the cinema! The feeling is diffident, the whole experience too.

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  • ciaran

    ★★★★

    "Nobody's cuter than me." -Humphrey Bogart

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  • Connor Denney

    ★★★★

    The Big Sleep finds its strength in the quality of its characters, well-conceived (through the great source material) mysteries every one who are certainly written masterfully—this is perhaps one of the best screenplays Howard Hawks worked with—but obtain most of their power through the knack that Hawks had for characterizing individuals from others' reactions to them. Movements as small as a head shake or a half-smile make or break alliances in this fast-paced underworld, and when characters align with each…

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  • Jerry Downing

    ★★★★

    Thought I was missing something, but apparently this film is known for being a little confusing. Still liked it alot, just wasn't totally sure how everything was coming together. Need to check it out again.

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  • Connor Murphy

    ★½

    Had neither any idea nor any interest in what was happening basically the entire time (or at least past the first 15-20 minutes). The total incoherence of the narrative would've been at least tolerable if there were literally anything formally interesting about it, but instead Hawks et al deliver a terrifically bland slog of people endlessly pulling guns on each other and women hitting on Humphrey Bogart (and him usually flirting back). I wanted it to end a good hour…

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  • muchogrouch

    ★★★★

    I feel dizzy.

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  • Vladimir

    ★★★★½

    We follow a story of private detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) . It is full of twists, countless murderers and complex intrigue.

    Marlowe cleverly outsmarts a large array of characters: gamblers, minor gangsters, presumably pornographers, blackmailers. At least half of them point a gun at the private eye at some point in the film, a dangerous practice that does not seem to bother Marlowe too much. All this is revolving around two trouble-making daughters of a powerful retired general.

    The…

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  • HaydenMaxwell

    ★★★½

    Discussed with comedians Dan Licata and Nick Naney on my podcast

    soundcloud.com/haydenmaxwell/ep-62-the-big-sleep-1946-with-dan-licata-and-nick-naney

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  • Clausor

    ★★

    Nicht mal der Regisseur wusste am Ende, wer der Mörder eigentlich war. Immerhin gab´s dafür an der Uni nen Schein - sonst wäre es schlimm verschwendete Lebenszeit gewesen. Aber: Klassiker!1!!!11!

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  • kroat

    ★★★★

    -"You go too far, Marlowe."
    -"Harsh words to throw at a man...when he's walking out of your bedroom."


    A classic from an era when writers were so good at their work.

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  • lily

    ★★★½

    even though i lost track of the plot about half an hour in, i still enjoyed this and i can't explain why

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